Paul Pogba package could cost Manchester United OVER £120million if Juventus can be ‘convinced’, talkSPORT told

20 Jul

Paul Pogba’s possible transfer to Manchester United could set the Premier League side over a staggering £120million, according to Italian football expert Tancredi Palmeri.

The Juventus midfielder’s return to Old Trafford appears to be this year’s drawn out summer transfer saga, with LaLiga giants Real Madrid also linked with securing his services.

Reports suggest the 23-year-old is open to a move back to the north of England, while his agent last week admitted he is in no rush to leave.

If a deal does go through to the Red Devils, the figures could be eye-watering, for all parties involved.

Palmeri told talkSPORT: “According to my information, the whole package – we don’t talk about wages here – to Manchester United would cost 145 million Euros.

“Juventus would get 120m, but it was leaked today a clause between Juventus and Pogba says that 20% of the selling fee would go to Pogba. Plus 25million Euros that is the personal commission for agent Mino Raiola, because if you are an agent you want that personal commission.

“There is not a yes or no at this moment – it is all about convincing Juventus.

“Juventus still haven’t been convinced.

“The president’s real obsession is bringing back the Champions League. He is completely obsessed and thinking ‘maybe one year more and we can do it’. He has to be convinced, although he won’t get a better price than that.

“This offer will be brought to Juve – not by [Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman] Ed Woodward or a delegate – but his agent Raiola. When a club is finding a deal with an agent like this, it’s always a good thing.”

All eyes were on France poster boy Pogba for Euro 2016, but he did not live up to expectations as team-mate Antoine Griezmann was named Player of the Tournament.

He showed glimpses of his capabilities, but he could not steal the show and Palmeri says that was down to national team boss Didier Deschamps.

He added: “Pogba was not played at all in his position or with his normal duties. With France he was playing as a holding midfielder in a 4-2-3-1, when Pogba is actually an internal left midfielder.

“Whatever his position, by the way, he is the same danger offensively and defensively. For France he had almost no license at all to bring danger up front.”


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