Manchester United are reported to be close to finalizing a deal for Paul Pogba from Juventus in a transfer worth close to £100M, or even more than that – according to reports today,
In France, L’Equipe are reporting today that a meeting was held yesterday with representatives of both clubs and Juventus agreed in principle that they would be willing to sell Paul Pogba and it looks like some agreement has also been reached over the fee.
Moussa Sissoko – could leave for £35M
In addition Paul Pogba has told the Italian club – where he’s been for the last 4 years since signing on as a free agent from Manchester United in 2012 – that he wants to leave the Red Devils.
And there were reports yesterday he had agreed personal terms of £200K/week with Manchester United.
The deal now depends on whether Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola gets the 20% fee he is demanding for the transfer – and if so which club would pay the staggering £18.4M.
That’s for the transfer of one player?
Has the football world gone mad or has the world gone mad?
If the deal goes through it will leave Juventas flush with cash and we reported yesterday there were reports the Italian club were interested in signing Newcastle’s Moussa Sissoko and Nemanja Matic of Chelsea as potential replacements for Pogba.
With Gini Wijnaldum likely to move to Liverpool after a £25M fee has been agreed, as we reported earlier today, the chances of Newcastle being able to get the full £35M for Sissoko now looks promising.
While we will be sorry to see Gini leave Newcastle, because he’s at least conducted himself professionally this summer – the same cannot be said about Moussa.
We are sick of the Frenchman continually talking about leaving Newcastle for a Champions League club and disrespecting his current club, so it looks like he could soon get his wish to leave Tyneside.
We’d be very happy to see Moussa leave Newcastle for a whopping £35M fee and if the Pogba deal goes through there’s a decent possibility that could be to Juventus.