When you are interested in a player and Real Madrid are also interested in the same player, you either risk losing out on the chance of signing him or rush the deal through. This seems to be the case with Manchester United and the Pogba transfer debacle.
According to the Sun, the France international midfielder will complete a move worth about £105m from Serie A champions Juventus to Premier League giants Manchester United this weekend. The Red Devils seem to be finally ready to sort out the finer details of the transfer rather than risk losing out to Real Madrid, who are said to still be interested.
The Juventus midfielder is currently on holiday in America after his below per performance at the recently concluded European Championships on home soil, where he could not help his national team secure the top prize.
Reports emanating from the British press suggest the Frenchman is expected to sign a 5-year deal worth £202,000 weekly.
The same reports also claim that Paul Pogba will undergo his United medical at the AON complex in Manchester next Tuesday. Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola, is expected to receive about €26m which is approximately 20-25% of the transfer fee.
According to reports, the player’s current club Juventus have stated that the French star is not for sale but, as we all know, there is a price for every player. Rumours linking the Serie A giants to Napoli forward Gonzalo Higuain, who has an outrageous release clause of about €94m, could well fuel speculation that Paul Pogba could be sold to fund the transfer of the Argentine.
If the report is true and Pogba is having his medical on Tuesday, it will make a lot of sense for all the parties involved. That is especially so, if the reports linking Juventus to the signing of Gonzalo Higuain are also true.
By ensuring the deal is done now, Juventus can concentrate on securing their own targets like Higuain before Arsenal make their move and then United won’t run the risk of losing Pogba to Real Madrid.