The importance of being Paul Pogba, Juventus sets $137.6 million transfer tag
Paul Pogba is the hottest property in French football and one of the most promising yougstars in World football at the moment. Hence there is a virtual war between two Juventus and Manchester United over him. After his impressive showing at Euro 2016 Poga is one of the most sought after stars. And has now set his sights to play abroad too. Among the clubs who are keen to have him their line- up is Manchester United. Poga is keen to join, but Italian football champions Juventus , for whom Pogba currently plays have rejected a transfer fee of around 100 million euros ($110 million), while raising the price tag to 125 million euros ($137.6 million), according to media reports. It was recently reported that Manchester United under Jose Maurinho were willing to sack as many as eight players to have Pogba in their line-up
The 23-year-old has been a target for United for some time now, but the English Premier League giants had to wait until Euro 2016 concluded before they could make a concrete move to bring the star back to Manchester.
But now Pogba has informed the Serie A holders that he wants them to allow him to leave, reported Gazzetta dello Sport .
He will also earn 12 million euros ($13.2 million) per season plus bonuses for a five-year contract if he chooses to move to United which is more than double of what he gets .
In Juventus, Pogba earns 4.5 million euros ($4.95 million) per season, which rises to six million euros ($6.60 million) in bonuses and increases year-on-year.
However, on Tuesday United had a bid in the region of 100 million euros ($110 million) rejected, according to Sky Sport Italia, when Juventus general director Giuseppe Marotta met with the English club’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola.
It is believed that a new bid closer to 125 million euros ($137.6 million) — a world record transfer fee — would likely be accepted by Juventus, who are now resigned to losing the Frenchman, after he made his desire to return to Old Trafford known.
In case United shell out the gigantic amount, Juventus would get 100 million euros ($110 million) while Pogba and his agent would lay their hands on the rest 25 million euros ($27.5 million).
Agent Raiola will reportedly be in Manchester on Wednesday to meet with Woodward and chief coach Jose Mourinho to negotiate the terms of the contract, which is expected to run for five years if signed.