Whichever club France star Paul Pogba decides to move to this summer, be it Real Madrid or Manchester United, the Juventus midfielder is set to become the most expensive footballer in the world. It was reported that the Serie A side have quoted an astronomical amount from Los Blancos in order to sell the player and now, on Monday, it is being reported that United are going to break the bank to sign up their former youth graduate.
Italian publication La Gazzetta dello Sport have said that Manchester United are ready to shell out Â£100m for Pogba, a move that would shatter British transfer records. The report, as explained by Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol, also adds that the Frenchman would receive wages worth Â£192,000 a week at Old Trafford.
With negotiations reportedly on between United and Zlatan Ibrahimovic as well as Henrikh Mkhitaryan, it seems Jose Mourinho is willing to make no compromises when it comes to making statement signings. However, the transfer fee of the players will give plenty of fodder for Ed Woodward to have a rethink.
In the case of Pogba, Woodward definitely has to take calculated steps. The Frenchman left United in 2012 after an alleged fallout with then manager Sir Alex Ferguson. He was swooped by Juventus for free and since then, it was history. The 23-year-old lifted four back-to-back Serie A titles with the Italian side and also made it to the finals of the UEFA Champions League on one occasion.
Currently featuring in the Euro 2016, Pogba has been one of the key for his team in the midfield area along with the likes of N'Golo Kante and Dimitri Payet. Pogba made the start in all four matches for Didier Deschamps' side and will be seen in action once again for France in the Euro 2016 quarterfinals against England or Iceland.