Manchester United Transfer Rumours: Paul Pogba agrees terms with Red Devils
Paul Pogba participated in the Euro 2016 with France, finishing in second place after Portugal.
Manchester United have seen a flurry of transfer ever since former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho arrived, as they signed Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan all within the first few days of July. Now, according to reports from Marca, Paul Pogba has decided to join Manchester United for a reported £211,000-per-week contract with United.
Only the clubs need to agree upon a transfer fee to move ahead with this deal as Juventus look to cash in on their star midfielder. It is reported that Manchester United have offered the Serie A side a huge sum of money, with the amount reported to be £101.5 million, smashing the transfer record of £85 million held by Gareth Bale when he moved to Real Madrid from Tottenham.
United boss Jose Mourinho seems determined to finally get his man to take the struggling giants back to their glory days. He is all set to cut off the dead wood from the team as the likes of Morgan Schneiderlin, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Marouane Fellaini look set to depart the club.
The Red Devil’s boss had previously claimed that he wanted to make four signings before heading into the Premier League, with three signings already completed. It is reminiscent of the transfer dealings he did at Chelsea when he signed Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa much before pre-season.
Jose Mourinho is regarded as a keen admirer of Paul Pogba, as the French midfielder’s agent Mino Raiola claimed that there was a huge bid from Chelsea when Jose was the coach of the team.
One of the stars of Serie A
Paul Pogba had an amazingly brilliant campaign with Juventus last season, but his form at the Euros was patchy at best. He could not be the player that his countrymen and his coach Didier Deschamps wanted him to be, something Jose could use as a bargaining chip. It is possible that Pogba’s transfer value might face a small dip due to his Euro 2016 form, but what looks certain is that Pogba is on his way out of Turin.
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Manchester United splurged more than €140 million in transfers last year, but their league campaign still ended in despair as they finished a lowly 5th despite the spending. They did win the FA Cup, marking the end of Louis van Gaal’s tenure as United coach. They are set to face Leicester City in the 2016 FA Community Shield on August 7.