EPL 2016/17: Agent fees of Paul Pogba's move to Manchester United confirmed
Paul Pogba’s record transfer move from Juventus to Manchester United this summer for £89 million, saw the Frenchman’s agent Mino Raiola earn around £24 million for negotiating the transaction, Juventus’ director general Giuseppe Marotta confirmed.
Speaking at the Italian giants’ Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, Marotta said, “The price tag we asked was €105m (£94m) plus €5m (£4.5m) bonus in the case that the player renews his contract with the club or is sold for more than €50m (£44.7m). We made around €95m. Mino Raiola, his representative, will be paid €27m (£24m). The profit on Pogba is around €72m (£64.5m).”
Juve didn’t want to sell Pogba, says Marotta
Giuseppe Marotta claims the club had no option but to sell the player who was eager to return to Manchester, a place he described as ‘home’. “We didn't want to sell him. We wanted him to put roots down at Juventus. He arrived from United and after four years with us he decided to return to England. He wanted to leave at all costs,” said the Juventus official.
"After four years at Juventus, he decided to return to England. He wanted to move at all costs, and not just for the money. We could also have met his demands, but that would have resulted in unrest in the dressing room,” added Marotta.
The French midfielder spent three years at United before moving to the Italian giants where he played in a Champions League final on the losing side, before making the switch back to join Manchester United.
Paul Pogba, since his world record transfer, has failed to justify the fee United splashed out to sign him. He has been criticised by the press following poor performances for United in defeats to neighbours City, Watford and the most recent humiliation at the hands of Chelsea.
Pogba and co. face Manchester City once again in the EFL Cup at Old Trafford, and will look to redeem himself and the club after poor results in the league. In the process, knock out rivals City from the cup, boosting the morale of the United squad who seem disappointed and flat.
Pogba and United need to get back to winning ways if they are to advance to the next round in the League Cup and kickstart a strong challenge for the Premier League trophy.
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