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Agent fee for Paul Pogba's Man Utd move is confirmed

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Pogba moved to Man Utd for a world record fee
Pogba moved to Man Utd for a world record fee

Paul Pogba's agent was paid €27m for his role in his star clients move to Manchester United in August, it has been confirmed.

The wrangling over he huge fee Raiola's company was due is believed to have been one of the factors holding up Pogba's world record breaking move from Juventus to United, with debate over who should pay the fee rumbling on for several weeks.

With the £94m fee was widely circulated when the transfer was confirmed, the feel for Raiola was always the subject of conjecture until now.

Juventus held its annual Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders on Tuesday in Turin, where director Giuseppe Marotta revealed the figure.

“He [Paul Pogba] came from United for a price of around €1.5m,” Marotta explained to shareholders.

“After four years with us he decided to return to England, he wanted to leave at all costs. Our asking price was €105m plus €5m in bonuses, which is payable if the player renews with United or leaves for a fee of more than €50m.

“That brings us to a capital gain in the budget of €95m. Mino Raiola and his company will be paid €27m. Taking fees into account, the total gain for Pogba was €72m.”

Raiola's ridiculous fee should be used as a wake-up call to the game to ensure a similar amount of cash is not allowed to be taken out of the game again in a single transaction.

Meanwhile, the huge fee United paid for Pogba has yet to reap rewards, with the Frenchman predictably failing to live up to his billing in his first few weeks back at Old Trafford.