Football

Paul Pogba is worth £100m..

Manchester United offer Paul Pogba huge five-year contract

Published 1 Comments

Football News
24/7

Manchester United are preparing an incredible £100million transfer bid for Juventus star Paul Pogba as Jose Mourinho seeks the fourth signing he pointed to in his opening press conference on Tuesday.

As the Special One suggested, Henrikh Mkhitaryan became his third addition of the summer on Wednesday, completing a £26m deal from Borussia Dortmund. He joins Eric Bailly and Zlatan Ibrahimovic but, unsurprisingly, Mourinho has saved the very best to last.

The Daily Mail report that executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has outlined the world-record sum to Pogba's agent Mino Raiola and is believed to have been given encouragement that such a bid would be accepted.

SIGN UP NOW

Want to become a GMS writer? Sign up now and submit a 250-word test article: http://gms.to/haveyoursay4

Article continues below

Raiola has basically lived at Old Trafford this summer after brokering deals for Ibrahimovic and Mkhitaryan, during which time there are believed to have been informal talks regarding a deal for the French midfielder.

While no official offer has been made, United suggested that they would be prepared to pay Pogba the same £300,000-a-week deal that captain Wayne Rooney earns. Over five years, that will be worth £78m, bring the total cost of the deal to a staggering £178m.

Article continues below

Pogba ready to join

One significant problem, however, has been doubts over whether the 23-year-old would entertain a bid from his former club. Pogba infamously left Manchester United in 2012 after falling out with Sir Alex Ferguson. The Red Devils received just £800,000 in compensation.

It had been reported that Pogba was not keen on returning to Manchester but would instead like to sample a different culture in Spain. Real Madrid are interested but it is believed they won't be able to match the financial package that United are offering.

Pogba is also interested in working with Mourinho, who is ready to give him a focal point in his team.

FBL-EURO-2016-MATCH48-FRA-ISL

The fourth one

Mourinho told Manchester United fans to prepare for at least one more major signing before the end of the transfer window and it is believed he was referring to Pogba when he talked about a fourth deal.

Speaking at his press conference earlier this week, Mourinho said: "We have made four positions a priority. Positions that we need for a certain balance.

"We want four players and we almost have three now. When the fourth target is in, we will breathe easily. We will get the fourth player well before the transfer deadline. But the market is still open then. You never know what happens.

"It is important for me that all my players are happy. Maybe someone might want to leave and we agree to it. Then someone else might have to come in. So we could sign some additional players. We are doing well and are getting the players we want. We hope to sign a fourth player soon."

FBL-ENG-PR-MAN UTD-MOURINHO

Alternative

There are reports that Blaise Matuidi could also be on United's radar but it appears as though the PSG midfielder may be a backup option should Pogba fall through.

FBL-EURO-2016-MATCH48-FRA-ISL

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Wayne Rooney
Paul Pogba
Real Madrid
Football
Manchester United

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again