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Controversy Trails Pogba’s Return To United

Posted: Jul 30, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Steve Oma- Ofozor

Lagos (with agency report) – Paul Pogba’s £100 million World Record Fee return toManchester United from Jeventus is still shrouded in controversy.

While Daily Mail of London reported that the deal has been concluded, even announcing that the player will earn £290,000 a week denies that the deal has been concluded.
While denying the deal, quoting Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, said that the deal was yet to be concluded.
“Raiola says there is no deal agreed for the player to leave Juventus,” reported and that the agent has hit out at “parrot” journalists.
Reports on Thursday suggested that a breakthrough in talks between the two clubs had been reached, meaning the midfielder was cleared to undergo a medical ahead of a world-record move back to Old Trafford.
But Raiola has hit out at “parrot” journalists and insisted that a deal has not yet been agreed with any other side.
“Journalist = parrots,” he wrote on Twitter. “No deal done between clubs.
“It’s a game between Italy press and UK press who [will] announce it first and who is worse.”
Pogba is reportedly set to cost United close to €120million, with Raiola to claim a fee of as much as €20m – a complication that is rumoured to have held up the protracted transfer.
Real Madrid have long been linked with a desire to sign the France international, but the Champions League holders are believed to have been put off by the record-breaking price tag.
Raiola posted a similar tweet last week to dispel talk that Pogba’s future had been secured, saying: “There is no deal done regarding Paul Pogba, lots of bla bla bla.”
Daily Mail reported on Friday that a record-breaking £100 million for five years had been sealed.
Pogba had a medical in Los Angeles after his recent holiday in Florida before signing the five-year contract worth £290,000 a week and United are eager to announce his arrival.
The add-ons will include a bonus to Juventus should he renew his contract at United and another should he win the Ballon d’Or.
The contract thus puts Pogba ahead of Real Madrid Gareth Bale as the most expensive player in the world as Cristiano Ronaldo now stay third in that order.
The France star was spotted out and about in Beverly HIlls on Thursday visiting Mr Chow – a high-end Chinese cuisine restaurant – and shopping for a new pair of shoes.
Pogba left Old Trafford in July 2012 after the then United manager Sir Alex Ferguson refused to agree to Raiola’s demands for an improved contract. Juventus paid them just £800,000 in compensation.