Juventus chief Beppe Marotta has revealed that they only made a £55million profit on the Paul Pogba transfer fee
The French international joined former club Manchester United in August in a record-breaking £89million move from the Italian club.
However, according to The Express, Marotta has revealed that Pogba’s agent – Mino Raiola – received a massive fee in the sale.
“The price tag we asked was €105m plus a €5m bonus in the case that the player renews his contract with the club or is sold for more than €50m.
“We made around €95m. Mino Raiola, his representative, will be paid €27m. Net of fees the profit on Pogba is around €72m.
That is a considerable fee for an agent, but Raiola is considered one of the top agents in the world and also represents the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Romelu Lukaku, so it is not particularly surprising that he demands large fees in negotiations.
Marotta also revealed that they did everything they could to convince Pogba to stay, but the Frenchman insisted on leaving for United “at all costs.” Pogba was also linked with Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain in the summer, but in the end clearly only had his sights set on a return to England. Apparently, the delay in signing him was due to Raiola negotiating his own percentage of the fee.
Pogba has struggled to settle at United, with his form being criticised in many quarters. Harry Redknapp recently claimed that Dele Alli was a better player than Pogba, and he along with many others have criticised his attitude on the field as well.
While the price tag is no doubt ridiculous, there is no doubt that Pogba is a supremely talented player and will prove himself in a United jersey.