Further details of Pogba’s £94m transfer to Old Trafford this summer, which made the Frenchman the most expensive player in footballing history, were revealed by Juventus’ director Giuseppe Marotta to the club’s shareholders.
‘He [Pogba] came from United for a price of around €1.5m. After four years with us he decided to return to England, he wanted to leave at all costs. Our asking price was €105m plus €5m in bonuses, which is payable if the player renews with United or leaves for a fee of more than €50m.’
‘That brings us to a capital gain in the budget of €95m. Mino Raiola and his company will be paid €27m. Taking fees into account, the total gain for Pogba was €72m.’
The incredible tally makes Pogba the first player to cost in excess of €100m and, so far, the French midfielder has failed to live-up to his price-tag by putting in some ill-showings for his new side.
Pogba has scored just one Premier League goal so far since his return to Manchester United, although he scored a brace in a Europa league win over Fenerbache last week, and has been highly criticised by fans and pundits alike for his performances.