UPDATE: Manchester United have confirmed that Paul Pogba has been authorised by Juventus to conduct his medical with the Premier League club.
A posting on the club’s official website reads:
“Paul Pogba has been granted permission to have a medical in order to finalise his transfer from Juventus to Manchester United.”
At long last, the transfer of the summer is finally taking shape!
ORIGINAL STORY: After a frustrating few weeks, there finally appears to be light at the end of the Paul Pogba tunnel. This afternoon, Fabrizio Romano is reporting in The Guardian that the Frenchman has been given permission to fly to Manchester to undergo his medical ahead of his proposed move to Manchester United.
Romano, who has covered the transfer for The Guardian all summer offered this news on the deal itself:
“The 23-year-old will sign a five-year contract with the club he left in 2012 on a free transfer. The overall fee is likely to reach €120m with add-ons factored in and United have also agreed to pay the substantial cut commanded to Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, who acted as an intermediary between the clubs during negotiations.”
He also states that there was a breakthrough in negotiations between the two clubs in the last 24 hours, which is particularly encouraging after the Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri had told hourbalists at a press conference just yesterday that Pogba was expected back in Italy on Monday.
United will surely be making great plans for the unveiling of their world record purchase, and will potentially unveil Pogba as a United player once more on Monday, in an effort to give their Community Shield game with Leicester City at Wembley today some room.
Should the deal be completed, Pogba would potentially be ready for a spot on United’s substitutes bench next Sunday when they kick off their Premier League campaign next Sunday away to AFC Bournemouth.