The Return of Paul Pogba?
On the eve of France’s semi-final showdown with Germany, Paul Pogba may have secured a world record move to his old club Manchester United. Italian outlet Di Marzio suggest that United have finally managed to lure Pogba to his old stomping ground.
Return to Manchester?
Personal terms have reportedly been agreed, with the midfielder offered 13 million euros per seasonafter tax. Such a deal would put him on par with the club’s highest earners including captain, Wayne Rooney and fellow new signing, Zlatan Ibrahimovich.
As of now the transfer fee is said to be worth 120 million euros which would comfortably shatter the 95 million euros record set by Real Madrid when they purchased Welsh wizard Gareth Bale in the summer of 2013.
Incidentally, Paul’s France is set to take on Germany in tonight’s mouth-watering semi-final in the ongoing UEFA European Cup. Bale’s Wales, meanwhile, were knocked out in the other semi-final last night.
This, in spite of a heroic tournament, in which they managed to win over the shrewdest of critics with their heart-warming performances. Considering the fact that this was Wales’ first appearance in Euros finals, ever since the tournament’s conception, it does make their achievement even more impressive.
The Jose Revolution
While, it is next to impossible to separate fiction from reality, the credibility of this news has been enhanced by the fact that Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, recently mentioned that he had ear marked four positions in the team for improvement in the quality, which would leave a fourth position available after three signings. Also, United have already managed to pull out two major coups in the transfer market.
Few would have imagined that a superstar of the quality of Ibrahimovich could be lured, without Champions League football. At the same time, the transfer of Henrich Mhhitaryan proved that United are still able to lure first teamers from top European teams.
This was arguably a bigger transfer that the signing of free agent Ibrahimovich. A month earlier, one would have been inclined to swallow such news with a pinch of salt, it now seems within the realms of possibility. United’s domestic rivals, meanwhile, will hope that this news turns out to be just another rumour.