Reports from Italy say that Juventus have made a net profit of only €73 million and paid super agent Mino Raiola’s cut in the transfer. Manchester United paid €110 million overall for the midfielder who came through the youth ranks of their own academy.
Marco Laria, the reliable expert on Sports Economics with Gazzetta della Sport has provided a break up of the gigantic transfer amount paid by Manchester United to Juventus. It would appear that Raiola was owed a fee in the region of €25 million which Juventus paid out of the money they received from Paul Pogba’s transfer.
The intricate details
The transfer of Paul Pogba was always looming in the horizon, an unfortunate reality that Juventus fans knew fully well would come true one day. The day has come, and with it came Mino Raiola’s big, fat pay day. It was reported earlier that in order for Raiola to broker the deal, he was asking for a percentage that would roughly amount to around €25 million.
Laria, instead, says that the €25 million Raiola recieved was not an agent fee, but an amount he received due to the presence of a clause in Pogba’s contract regarding a future sale. In fact, Laria further says that Raiola had recieved his agent fees amounting to €10 million from Manchester United to broker the deal. Raiola made a profit of €35 million from the transfer – the biggest an agent has ever received till date in football.
Pogba’s old club Anciens had also received a small cut of €2 million from the deal.
Thus concluded the biggest transfer in the history of football after Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo. Paul Pogba emulates his countryman Zinedine Zidane in leaving Juventus for an outrageous amount of money to seek greener pastures, wealth, glory and fame. In his wake, he leaves grudges, regrets, resentments and a slew of great memories that Juventini will forever cherish.