The Full Cost Behind Paul Pogba’s Astonishing Transfer to Man United

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It’s been all over the news, it’s had a music video done about it, there was an entourage to his medical, twitter has imploded, yes, Paul Pogba is a Man United player.

The figure being quoted is around £92m which eclipses the fee Madrid paid Tottenham for Gareth Bale.

But is that really the cost? No, it’s just a tip of the iceberg.

The 23-year-old has become a United player again, just four years after leaving Old Trafford for a nominal compensation fee after the expiry of his contract in 2012. When he left he didn’t have even a single first team start to his name, but now Pogba is actually going to cost Man United over £200m over the course of his stay. Crazy right? Well here’s a breakdown of the numbers…

A large sticking point during negotiations was the expensive fees of Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola. In a bid to force the transfer through, United eventually relented and they will fork out the £20m pay-off to the ‘super agent’, taking the overall fee to £112m.

And then there’s the wages.

Pogba is expected to earn around £400,000 per week pre-tax. This is a significant increase from his £4m a year at Juventus as he’s looking at a mindboggling £20.8m a year now at £220,000 a week post-tax.

Over the course of his five-year contract Pogba will, therefore, command a total of £104m, taking United’s total potential expense during the course of his stay to at least £216m.

And here’s for a player who left on a free.

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