According to multiple reports, as this one by The Guardian, Manchester United will offer Juventus £100 million for the services of France international Paul Pogba.
The proposal is to be made jointly by the Red Devils and Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola after Euro 2016 has concluded, as the midfielder will face Germany in the semi-finals on Thursday.
The reported transfer fee would not only shatter the world transfer record set by Real Madrid, who paid £86 million for Gareth Bale in 2013, it would also be for a player who left Manchester United on a free transfer in 2012 after a dispute with then boss Alex Ferguson.
Juventus recently offered Pogba a new contract, which would extend his current deal – until 2019 – for a further two years and increase his wages from £4.3 million to £6 million a year.
However, United are also preparing a massive wage offer, which would translate to a staggering £11.1 million per season for a five-year contract. That would essentially be trebling his current salary in Turin.
Juventus have made it clear they are not indending to sell their 22-year-old star, but could be tempted by the thought of selling a player back to his former club at a huge profit.
Not surprisingly, United fans went crazy on Twitter when they heard about the news:
If Raheem Sterling costs £50m, or John Stones.
If Troy Deeney costs £30m+.
If Sadio Mane costs £34m.
i’ll happily pay £100m for Paul Pogba.
— Adam Joseph (@AdamJosephSport) 7 juli 2016
Glazers have cost MUFC around £1billion since leveraged £790m buyout.
MUFC set for £500m revenue.
Who cares if they bid £100m for Pogba?
— Alex Shaw (@AlexShawESPN) 7 juli 2016
Unless the Glazers would otherwise use the Pogba money to subsidise tickets prices, it makes absolutely no difference how much he costs.
— Daniel Harris (@DanielHarris) 7 juli 2016
From 2008-2013 Utd never signed a midfielder and played some very poor players in CM. Can’t bring myself to be negative about Pogba
— Pilib de Brún (@Malachians) 7 juli 2016
Juventus can hold the public stance of not wanting to sell, but if Man Utd are serious and offer €120m for Pogba, there’s no rejecting that.
— Liam Canning (@OffsideLiam) 6 juli 2016
If we sign Pogba I’m going to home affairs to change my first name to Mourinho.
— de gea’s left glove (@MizJagger) 7 juli 2016
In a world where Ibe costs 15 million. I’d take pogba for 100 million. Looks a bargain
— Nick Welch (@Nickwelch1) 7 juli 2016
Pogba to United would be so good to see!! 🔥🔥 want all the best players in the prem
— Jake Miller (@jaketyfcmiller) 7 juli 2016
Then £100m for pogba is a bargain https://t.co/VvI93UxTB1
— Gentle Genius (@Gentlekez10) 7 juli 2016
Pls pogba make it happening by joining united 🙏🏼
— SyxdMinho (@SyadSyad) 7 juli 2016
Do you think pogba was available??? He wasn’t. But United went and put in a huge bid for him n are probably gonna get him now
— Ragnar (@AlejoCokeBoy) 7 juli 2016
Looks like Pogba is coming home! 💥
— Ryan Sanchez (@RSanchez011) 7 juli 2016
If Pogba sign give United I walk barefooted from accra to navrongo
— Based Degaul (@tECh_aShaWo) 7 juli 2016
£120m for Pogba? Get it done. Looks likely tbh
— Ryan (@Ry_Ry_666) 7 juli 2016
#pt pogba is coming home! I believe this guy he knows him personally
— Muneera M Al-Khalifa (@Muneera_M) 7 juli 2016
Refuse to get my hopes up about Pogba to United. If that does happen, however, I will need two weeks leave. Just to be by myself.
— KURTWEETY (@KurtLaduma) 7 juli 2016
Don’t think we will have had a better summer ever in terms of multiple additions surely if Pogba goes through. Addressing all key areas tbh.
— JamesHames (@JdotJames) 7 juli 2016
Pogba to Man United will be one hell of a transfer, a pure statement of intent from Mourinho and his ambitions this season! #winnersDNA
— Dr Michael F Ashipa (@fashipa) 7 juli 2016
First Mourinho ,then Zlatan, after that Mkhitaryan , Now Pogba? Are u kidding me?
— Pave7 (@BrokenPave) 7 juli 2016