Manchester United Transfer Rumours: Pogba's transfer to United will be completed in the next 48 hours
It seems that the Paul Pogba transfer saga is about to end.
The 23-year-old Juve star has been on vacation in Miami while his super agent Mino Raiola scurries between Turin, the United States and Manchester trying to close a world record transfer between the two clubs, and the deal now finally looks to be completed in the next 48 hours.
Pogba didn’t light up Euro 2016 like many experts and fans believed he would, but he made his mark on the tournament in a more restricted position than he’s used to at Juve, and it seems Jose Mourinho is still massively keen on bringing him to Old Trafford. Chelsea, under Mourinho, had also made an offer for Pogba late in the transfer market last year which was immediately rejected. This time, though it seems that he will get his man.
As things stand, United have met the Italian giants asking price of around €110 million euros with €10 million euros in add-ons ( at £100 million pounds, shattering the world transfer record). Juve have been in no particular hurry to sell their midfield dynamo, despite the mammoth signing of Higuain and they are also asking Mourinho’s side to pay a future fee of €5 million euros if Pogba extends his contract in his United tenure.
Finalizing Mino Raiola’s very considerable commission is now apparently the last step of finalizing the transfer, with personal terms with Pogba already agreed. Juve have made it clear they have no intention to contribute towards Raiola’s fees so United have to now close the deal with the super agent.
Real Madrid do seem to be hovering in the background with their coach Zinedine Zidane a keen admirer of his compatriot, but it appears that Madrid haven’t submitted an official bid yet, and look set to lose out on his signing.
Gianluca Di Marzio, the ever reliable Sky Italia journalist, believes that the transfer can finally be completed within 2 days and Pogba could even give his medical examinations in the United States to complete the move.
Pogba’s transfer would represent a significant coup for United, and with the prior signings of Ibrahimovic, Mkhitaryan and Bailly they would have shown that the lack of Champions League football hasn’t been a significant deterrent in attracting players for them this year.