Paul Pogba’s protracted move from Juventus back to Manchester United, the club he left four years ago could be nearing its conclusion, according to reports.
Matteo Moretto, reporter for Sky Sports Italia and writer for Gianluca Di Marzio, has claimed that the Bianconeri have not accepted United’s latest bid of €110m+€10m in add-ons, but that they’re expected to reach an agreement soon.
— Matteo Moretto (@Matte_Moretto) July 25, 2016
To add to this, Italian outlet Calcio Mercato have suggested that Juventus have accepted Pogba’s decision to return to United, but are holding out for the same price suggested by Moretto.
The reported fee, €120m which equates to over £100m would still make this the most expensive transfer in footballing history by at least £15m, beating the £85m that Real Madrid spent on bringing Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur to the Bernabeu in 2013. It also beats the previous British transfer record set by United two years comfortably, when the club paid £60m to Real for Angel Di Maria’s services.
Whilst fans are clamouring for even minute details or information on the Pogba deal, not everyone is convinced that the move is in United’s best interests. Speaking to Sport Witness, Paul Scholes questioned if the Frenchman was worth the reported £86m being reported last week: “I just don’t think he is worth £86m. For that sort of money, you want someone who is going to score 50 goals a season like Ronaldo or Messi. Pogba is nowhere worth that kind of money yet.”