Manchester United agree personal terms with Paul Pogba: £102m bid to be launched on MondayPublished July 10, 2016
Manchester United are closing in on the world record transfer of Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba according to Spanish source AS.
The French international is set to represent Didier Deschamps’ side in the Euro 2016 final on Sunday night and by all accounts is set to complete his move back to Manchester United early next week.
Manchester United chief executive has been in talks with Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, and has agreed an annual salary of £11.5m with the Premier League side set to pay £102m for a player they allowed to leave back in the summer of 2012.
Pogba struggled to force his way into Sir Alex Ferguson’s starting eleven and the Scot allowed the then teenager to run down his contract and subsequently left for Turin for a nominal fee.
The rangy midfield general has since gone on to win Serie A titles in each of his four seasons in Italy and is now considered one of the hottest young talents in the world game.
Last term Pogba finished as the leading assist maker in the Italian top tier and as well as providing the ammunition the 23-year-old has a real eye for goal, regularly scoring from distance, add into the mix that the lanky Frenchman likes to get stuck in with a tackle and you pretty much have the perfect midfielder and clearly a player Jose Mourinho is very keen to snag.
Mourinho has already secured the signings of defender Eric Bailly from Villarreal, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Armenian international Henrikh Mkhitaryan. No small feat given Manchester United don’t have Champions League football to offer for 2016/17.