Manchester United Transfer Rumours: Pogba gives biggest indication yet that he will move to Red Devils
The ongoing transfer saga of Paul Pogba’s imminent move to Manchester United has everyone hyper-analyzing the minutest of details revealed by the Frenchman. Indeed with reports of Real Madrid making a late swoop for Pogba on the rise, the midfielder’s latest post on Instagram has Manchester United fans in a tizzy.
Along with his agent Mino Raiola, Pogba has had a bit of fun with the rumours surrounding his future, as he only recently released a video with Adidas, which had him reading a newspaper with the headlines ‘blah blah blah’, before facing the camera and asking his fans to ‘not believe media reports’.
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Pogba is vacationing in the USA, having spent a long and gruelling season with Juventus before capping it off with France’s runner-up finish in Euro 2016. The midfielder decided to toy with his new fleet of Manchester United-supporting followers, by releasing a black-and-white photo of himself along Route 66. The kicker? – only his shoes and cap are coloured red.
This cryptic update from his social media is sure to fuel speculation regarding his move to Manchester United, however there’s a slight twist in the tale. Pogba also updated his profile picture to one of him wearing a white shirt – coincidental, given that Real Madrid are also interested in signing him, as confirmed by their manager Zinedine Zidane.
Here’s the Instagram post, and his profile picture :
Manchester United are close to completing the deal for Pogba
Reports in Italy from reliable Sky Italia journalist Gianluca di Marzio have claimed that Manchester United have agreed to pay Juventus’ asking price of 110 million, plus further addons upto 10 million, with the Red Devils also agreeing to fully pay Mino Raiola’s substantial fees. The deal is expected to be completed in 48 hours, if reports are to be believed.
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If the deal goes through, it will mark the closure of a successful transfer window for Manchester United, with Jose Mourinho revealing that he had asked for four signings, saying “We made a nucleus of four priorities, four positions, priorities. To give a certain balance to the squad, to give a certain push in terms of quality, and the qualities that I need, that I want, as we know especially with the ones with more vision.”
With the signatures of Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan soon to be possibly followed by that of Paul Pogba, the Red Devils have proved that the lack of Champions League football is not a deterrent in signing top class players.