Manchester United to spend £219.3m in deal to sign Paul Pogba: By the Numbers - Details of deal explainedPublished August 8, 2016
Manchester United are set to complete the long awaited signing of Paul Pogba with the resulting deal likely to cost the Old Trafford side a massive sum.
The 23-year-old has been linked with a return to the Premier League side for much of the summer and yesterday Man United confirmed the rangy midfielder’s imminent medical.
Manchester United will fork out £89.1m for the French international and this deal would represent a world-record transfer, overtaking the £86m paid by Real Madrid for Gareth Bale three years ago.
The move will see Jose Mourinho capture a fourth summer signing with Eric Bailly, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Zlatan Ibrahimovic having already been snapped up.
Pogba’s medical is due on Monday at 1pm with the subsequent deal to be finalised by Monday evening.
The French international left Manchester United in the summer of 2012 with Sir Alex Ferguson choosing to allow the player to run down his contract and this led to his transfer to Juventus for a fee of around £850,000.
Over the course of his four years in Turin Pogba has helped Juventus to four Serie A titles and has matured into arguably the best young footballer on the planet.
Last term Pogba finished as Serie A’s leading assist-maker but he failed to shine at the Euro 2016 finals though this was partially down to Didier Deschamps’ choosing to field the player in an overly defensive role.
The Independent believe Pogba will receive £400,000 per week over the course of a five-year contract, meaning he will clear £220,000 per week after tax, this would push him ahead of club captain Wayne Rooney as Manchester United’s top-earner.
Should Pogba see out such a deal then Manchester United will have spent £104m on Pogba’s wages over the period of the deal.
Such a deal marks a massive pay hike for Pogba who is currently on £72k a week deal with Juventus.
Pogba isn’t the only person set for a big pay-day as his representative Mino Raiola is set to secure a signing bonus of his own. which will represents 20% of fee paid by Manchester United, that’s a cool £17.8m outlay to Paul Pogba’s agent.
Many sources state that Manchester United are liable to pay an additional £8.5m fee if Pogba is sold on for more than £40m or signs a contract extension on completion of his initial deal.
So all in all, Manchester United may have to fork out a mind-blowing £219.3m to secure Pogba though it’s worth noting that the Sunday Times believe the Premier League side could earn as much as £40m from the addition of the star performer in the form of shirt sales and additional promotional revenue.
Perhaps most importantly, Jose Mourinho and chief executive Ed Woodward would feel that the addition of Pogba offers the club an even better chance of securing a top four finish and a return to the Champions League top table, and that in itself brings with it a big financial boost estimated at being worth £40m more than their involvement this year in the Europa League.