Paul Pogba "flying to England" to seal Man Utd move
Paul Pogba is “preparing to fly to England” to complete his world record €120m move to Manchester United, according to Sky Sports.
Pogba’s protracted move to back to the club he left for nothing in 2012 has been the story of this transfer window, with Sky reporting Juventus have now agreed a deal to sell the 23-year-old Frenchman to United.
Suggestions that the dispute of the fee agent Mino Raiola will collect for his slice of the mega-deal are rumbling on continue, but Indepdenent.ie understands that issue will not delay the transfer from being completed.
Sky are suggesting Pogba will return to from his holiday in America this week to finalise his move to United, after another weekend of rumour and counter rumour over when the transfer will be confirmed.
United captain Wayne Rooney and their new star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic have gone public in talking up the prospect of Pogba returning to Manchester, with the midfielder telling Sky Sports to “wait and see” whether his transfer would be finalised this week.
"I hope he is going to want to return to United and prove he's a top-class player,” said Rooney in an interview with the Daily Mail. “If he is excited to play for us, we'll be excited to have him back.”
Pogba has been teasing fans over his next move on Instagram in recent weeks and has even been photographed signing merchandise for fans in America, with his move to put his signature on a Man Utd No.6 shirt with his name emblazoned on the back attracting big social media interest on Saturday.
Now he has been photographed signing red United footballs, in moves that would not be welcomed by Juventus if they were expecting to hang on to their star midfielder.
@paulpogba pleasure teaching you how to shoot a proper jump shot. Thanks for the first signed @manchesterunited soccer balls and jerseys. He had some interesting things to say about his transfer fee 130 mill$$ @espnfc #pogba #manchesterunited #130million #france #soccer #futbol #nationalteam #euro #espn #juventus #manchester
Pogba has turned his holiday into a social media event, with the latest leg of his tour seeing him take in a party at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas alongside his soon to be former Juventus team-mate Patrice Evra, yet the fun will soon be over for the player, his agent and their publicity hungry sponsors.
The transfer saga of the summer is finally coming to an end, with the hype soon to be replaced by the confirmation that Pogba is a Manchester United player once again.