Pogba completes Man Utd £112m deal


By Samuel Lovett
         
Paul Pogba’s return to Manchester United has finally been formalised, according to reports, and is set to be officially confirmed by the club.

The Frenchman will move to Old Trafford as part of a record-breaking £112m deal that makes him the most expensive football player in history.

The Independent understands that United will hand over £92m for the Juventus player while the Serie A giants are expected to foot the bill for the tax.

Because of this, the Daily Mail has claimed that Juventus will announce the transfer fee at £84.3m, just shy of the £86m Real Madrid paid to Tottenham for Gareth Bale in 2013.

Furthermore, United and Juventus have also agreed upon a £20m agent fee for Mino Raiola, with Juventus paying for the additional £4m owed to the Dutch football agent.

This follows the news that Pogba had flown to Los Angeles from Miami for his medical on Thursday evening. With this evaluation now believed to have been completed, the Daily Mail suggests that the 23-year-old has agreed to sign a five-year contract with United worth £290,000-a-week.

As part of the deal, Juventus will receive a bonus payment should the French ace renew his United contract and another should he win the Ballon d’Or.

The agreed £92m fee easily smashes the previous transfer record paid by a British club when United brought Angel Di Maria to Old Trafford from the Real Madrid for £59.7m two years' ago.

With the Manchester club apparently eager to announce the signing, Pogba is set to become Jose Mourinho’s fourth, and potentially last, signing of the summer.

He follows defender Eric Bailly, striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

After weeks of back and forth, the biggest transfer story of the summer finally looks to be drawing to a close.

Credit: Independent.
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