Manchester United’s pursuit of Paul Pogba has rumbled on for many months but it now, finally, appears to be at an end.
In fact, it seems as though it’s going to come to an end a lot sooner than expected with AS claiming that United will announce the transfer on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, there was fear when the Frenchman flew to New York - the same city that Real Madrid are currently in with Zinedine Zidane's side being United's main rival for Pogba's signature.
However, the report from the Spanish newspaper claims that the Big Apple was merely the last leg of Pogba's United States summer holiday and he will join his agent, Mino Raiola, at the Theatre of Dreams to sign a five-year deal on Wednesday.
It’s widely expected that the midfielder will be assigned the number six shirt - a number that was conveniently left empty when the squad number were announced two weeks ago.
AS go on to confirm that the deal will be, as expected a world record £92million. They also state that Pogba will earn almost £17m-per-year while Raiola will pocket a cool £20m.
While there’s no doubt the 23-year-old has the potential to be one of the best midfielders in world football, smashing a transfer record to buy back a player you allowed to leave four years at the end of his contract could be a bitter pill to swallow.
One thing is for sure, though, United fans will just be glad that this on-going saga has finally ended so they can concentrate on the upcoming season. The club face Leicester on Sunday in the Community Shield and that could be the first opportunity to see Pogba in a red shirt.
With Jose Mourinho in the dugout and the likes of Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Wayne Rooney, Anthony Martial and Henrikh Mkhitaryan on the pitch, there’s a real belief that the Red Devils can return to the summit of English football once again.
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