Manchester United to complete £112m Paul Pogba signing within 24 hours: Juventus star set to be unveiled following world record transferPublished July 28, 2016
Manchester United are set to complete the long awaited signing of Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba within the next 24 hours according to The Guardian.
It’s a move that will cost the Old Trafford side £112m, £92m going to Juventus and the other £20m being paid to Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola according to The Sun.
Sir Alex Ferguson elected to allow Pogba to leave when his contract with the Premier League club expired back in 2012 and now that looks to be something of an expensive mistake.
Juventus completed the £75m signing of Napoli forward Gonzalo Higuain earlier this week and Massimilano Allegri has already brought in AS Roma pair Miralem Pjanic and Mehdi Benatia, albeit the Moroccan only joining on a loan deal. This is all seemingly an impiclit admission that the Italian giants are set to cash-in on Pogba.
Pogba has matured into arguably the best young player in world football and over the course of four years in Turin he has perhaps achieved as much as he can.
The rangy midfielder has won four successive Serie A titles and played a key role in helping the Old Lady of Italian football to a Champions League final in 2014/15 and finished last season as the leading assist maker in the domestic game.
In the Bag?
By all accounts Pogba will be handed the number six shirt which is vacant with the player’s preferred number ten jersey being held by club captain Wayne Rooney.
Jose Mourinho is likely to plan his side around Pogba and has already secured the impressive additions of Eric Bailly, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Manchester United’s board will expect a top four finish at the very least and supporters of the club may feel that a Premier League title tilt is in the offing.
Manchester United have experienced three relatively lean seasons following Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement with David Moyes and Louis van Gaal failing to successfully take the mantle.