United ready to unveil megastar Pogba

July 29, 2016

After weeks of negotiations, United have agreed a huge fee for the Juventus star to complete Jose Mourinho’s summer spending spree.

United are eager to parade their new signing – who completed a medical in Los Angeles and will wear the No 6 shirt – and are set to officially announce his arrival.

Paul Pogba and his friends were partying until the early hours at West Hollywood hot spot 1Oak

Pogba has agreed a deal to return to Manchester United

Paul Pogba has completed his medical with Manchester United ahead of a move

Pogba was pictured at the Mr Chow restaurant in Los Angeles on Thursday

The France star was also spotted shoe shopping in Beverly HIlls on Thursday

TOP 10 BIGGEST TRANSFERS

Paul Pogba – Juventus to Man United £100m

Gareth Bale – Tottenham to Real Madrid £86m 

Cristiano Ronaldo – Man United to Real Madrid £80m

Gonzalo Higuain – Napoli to Juventus £76m

Neymar – Santos to Barcelona £72m

Luis Suarez – Liverpool to Barcelona £63m 

James Rodriguez – Monaco to Real Madrid £60m

Angel di Maria – Real Madrid to Man United £60m

Kaka – Milan to Real Madrid £56m

Kevin De Bruyne – Wolfsburg to Man City£55m

It means the player who left Old Trafford for next to nothing in 2012 returns as the stellar signing of the summer – in a world record transfer which smashes the British mark by an incredible £40m.

The deal for the 23-year-old France midfielder is done after Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola held further talks with Juventus officials and lawyers in Turin on Thursday afternoon.

United and Juventus have agreed to pay a fee to Raiola with part of his 20 per cent bonus being accounted for in Pogba’s overall deal.

It is understood, however, that Juventus will announce the fee at £84.3m on account of the tax they are due to pay on the transfer. The current world record transfer fee is the £86m paid by Real Madrid to Tottenham for Gareth Bale in 2013.

Pogba had a medical in Los Angeles after his recent holiday in Florida before signing a five-year contract worth £290,000 a week.

Jose Mourinho has landed his fourth summer signing

Mourinho has long targeted a move for Pogba

He will sign a five-year contract worth £290,000 a week at United

Pogba will wear the No 6 shirt after joining the Old Trafford club this weekend

Pogba left Old Trafford on a free transfer in 2012 after a lack of first-team opportunities
Pogba left Old Trafford on a free transfer in 2012 after a lack of first-team opportunities

PAUL POGBA: 2015-16 STATS

Appearances: 42

Goals: 10

Assists: 12

Minutes played: 3621

The add-ons will include a bonus to Juventus should he renew his contract at United and another should he win the Ballon d’Or.

The France star was spotted out and about in Beverly HIlls on Thursday visiting Mr Chow – a high-end Chinese cuisine restaurant – and shopping for a new pair of shoes.

Pogba left Old Trafford in July 2012 after the then United manager Sir Alex Ferguson refused to agree to Raiola’s demands for an improved contract. Juventus paid them just £800,000 in compensation.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic joined up with the Manchester United squad for the first time on Thursday

Eric Bailly in action during a first team training session at Aon Training Complex

 Henrikh Mkhitaryan during a first team training session
He becomes United’s fourth signing since Jose Mourinho was appointed as manager, following defender Eric Bailly, striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

The previous transfer record paid by a British club was the £59.7m United forked out for Argentina winger Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid in August 2014.

EDITED FROM: dailymail.co.uk


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