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5 players Manchester United could have bought with Mino Raiola's agent fees

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38.81K   //    31 Jul 2016, 15:35 IST
He’s the mastermind behind Pogba’s transfers

With Paul Pogba’s record move to United edging ever closer, there is a lot of debate on the fees the club are willing to pay for the French midfielder. The amount they are goimg to shell out seems to be around a £100 million .

Now Pogba is not the only one who gets paid in this transaction. Obviously, his agent Mino Raiola gets a part of the transfer fee. How much you ask? Well, it’s speculated that Raiola receives between 20-25% of the transfer fees plus further add-ons.

So if you do the math, it comes up to around £20-25 million . Assuming it’s £25 million, that is €30 million which is quite a large sum of money. Now in this market, you might think that’s not much but there are still players who have already been sold for lesser than that, 

Let's take a look at 5 players United can buy or could have bought in this transfer window:

5) Georginio Wijnaldum – €27.5 million

Wijnaldum is a player who impressed many with his lung bursting performances for Newcastle last season. The box o box midfielder was the toon’s highest scorer last season with 11 goals. 

Newcastle were relegated despite his efforts but he found a route out of the club by joining Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool for 27.5 million. Klopp has made several shrewd signings in this transfer window and Wijnaldum might prove to be very useful in his season.

Wijnaldum might not be a Mourinho kind of player but he is extremely hard working and would have surely been worth the money the club might have paid for him. He also had 6 assists for Newcastle last year which shows his abilty to pick a pass.

Wijnaldum also has great versatility and can play in a number of positions including the full-back role. 

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