Paul Pogba is set to complete his return to Juventus on a four-year deal
Paul Pogba is set to complete his return to Juventus on a four-year contract after talks with his lawyer Rafaela Piment after images emerged of the midfielder rejecting Manchester United’s offer of more than £300,000 a week as ‘nothing’ .
- Paul Pogba announced his departure from Manchester United earlier this month
- He is expected to rejoin Juventus, which he left in 2016 to return to England
- Images emerge of Paul Pogba complaining about Manchester United contract offers
Paul Pogba is set to complete his return to Juventus after it was revealed that he rejected Manchester United’s contract offer of more than £300,000 a week as ‘nothing’.
After talks with his lawyer Rafaela Pimenta, Juve appear to have won the battle to sign Pogba as a free agent, as the parties move closer to agreeing the terms of a four-year deal.
United lose the record £89million to the Italians for the second time after Sportsmail revealed that Pogba cost the club nearly £1million per game during his six years back at Old Trafford and will receive a £3.78million loyalty bonus when he officially departs June 30.
Paul Pogba will leave Manchester United this summer at the end of his contract
It would have cost United even more to keep the Frenchman, and a preview of the new Amazon documentary about Pogba revealed that he turned down two offers over his existing £290,000-a-week deal.
The 29-year-old also confirms that he was unhappy that United took so long to propose a new deal after first approaching the club in the summer of 2019.
Filmed on The Pogmentary talking to his agent Mino Raiola while driving a Rolls-Royce in Miami, Pogba asks, ‘Has Manchester made a second offer?’
Paul Pogba moves closer to returning to Juventus after leaving the club for United in 2016
‘Yes,’ answers Raiola, who passed away in April. “They definitely want you to stay. To me, the offer doesn’t reflect that. I said to them, “If you want him to stay, don’t make that offer.”
“I’ll make it clear to them that if they really want you to stay and they want to build a project around you, they should act differently this time and put the money on the table.”
Pogba responds, “They’re bluffing. How can you tell a player that you absolutely want him and offer him nothing? Never seen.
“My train of thought is to show Manchester United that they made a mistake by waiting to sign me.”
The Frenchman enjoyed a successful stint with the club in his early years there, winning four league titles
The exchange is reminiscent of the infamous story told in Ashley Cole’s 2006 autobiography, in which the former England defender admitted that he ‘nearly ran off the road’ after his agent Jonathan Barnett said Arsenal were only willing to pay him £55,000 a week. . It earned Cole the nickname Cashley.
Pogba is one of five players to leave United as free agents at the end of the month, with Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Edinson Cavani and Nemanja Matic the others. Mason Greenwood’s future also remains uncertain after his arrest on charges of rape, assault and threat of murder.
An appeal for the extension of Greenwood police’s bail will be heard in Magistrates Court in Manchester and Salford on Wednesday.
Paul Pogba’s return to Manchester United has turned sour this season with the fans and the player who seemed to be losing any kind of relationship
It is clear that the police investigation will continue regardless of the outcome, and Greenwood will remain suspended by United.
Meanwhile, the club’s overhaul under new chief executive Richard Arnold and football director John Murtough continued yesterday with changes to the main academy’s staff.
FA Youth Cup winning coach Travis Binnion has taken over as head of player development and coaching, replacing Justin Cochrane, who has left to become first team coach at Brentford.
Mark Dempsey takes charge of the Under 23s and Paul McShane becomes coach for the professional development phase.
Much of the documentary revolves around Pogba’s expiring contract with Manchester United
His response to receiving the club’s second offer worth over £290,000 a week is telling