Paul Pogba’s move from Juventus to Manchester United is almost complete, with reports suggesting contracts and documents are being prepared.
It was claimed early on Thursday that the France midfielder would sign for United on Friday, and further reports suggest that timeframe could be accurate.
Sources told calciomercato.com that Pogba is going to complete his transfer to the Old Trafford club in the next 24 hours after his agent Mino Raiola renounced part of the 20% revenue from the deal.
The Guardian and Sky Sports have reported that a meeting took place on Thursday in Turin between Raiola and Juventus to add the finishing touches to the deal. United are said to be paying £93million plus add-ons.
The further payments were said to be holding the deal up, with Juve wanting an extra €5million if Pogba extends his initial contract at United.
Juve were also adamant that United would stump up for Raiola’s fee, which is believed to be in the region of €20million. United were reluctant to do so but the Manchester Evening News writes that Ed Woodward “folded” in order to get the deal over the line.
The transfer will make Pogba the most expensive player in the history of football, returning to the club four years after leaving the Old Trafford as a free agent after failing to agree a new deal with former United chief Sir Alex Ferguson.
Pogba will likely undergo medical in the USA, where he’s currently spending his holiday after losing to Portugal in the final of Euro 2016.
Pogba, who posted an image in United’s red, white and black colours filling up his car on Route 66, scored 34 goals and registered 43 assists in 178 games with the Bianconeri during his four-year spell in Turin.