It’s the transfer saga that’s taken over the gossip columns of every publication this summer, but it could finally be over very soon.
Paul Pogba’s £100m transfer from Juventus to Manchester United is nearing completion, after Manchester United confirmed Juventus have given Pogba permission to undergo a medical.
The two clubs have been locked in talks for over two months (although it seems like much, much longer), and personal terms were agreed weeks ago, with the fee the sticking point.
United were originally holding out for a fee closer to £90m (bargain, right?), but now seem to have settled on a world record £100m price.
Mino Raiola, Pogba’s agent, also threatened the deal as he wanted 25% of any transfer as his fee, but that seems to have been sorted as he heads straight for the Ferrari dealership.
United beat Leicester in the Community Shield this afternoon, and confirmation of Pogba’s return to the club that ditched him four years ago could break at any time.
Jose Mourinho has said that he wants his transfer business done by the start of the season, meaning the 23-year-old is likely to be the last of his acquisitions.
Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan have all signed this summer, and Jose sees Pogba as the final piece in his puzzle.
Thank God it’s almost over, bring on the season!