Real Madrid who have seen a host of their players injured heading into the new season under Zinedine Zidane, have reportedly reached an agreement worth €165million for Manchester United’s 2018 FIFA World Cup winning midfielder, Paul Pogba.Jose Claros a sports journalist, public speaker and television producer for H Television, reported that the French Man United star is very close to signing for Real Madrid and that official announcements will be made by both Madrid and Manchester United, soon.
💣💣 PAUL POGBA…
Es nuevo jugador del @realmadrid llega al club merengue a razón de 165M que se dividen en 130M + 35M en variables.
Llega en condición de jugador TOP y salario de 12M anuales.
Clubes oficializarán pronto. pic.twitter.com/FCWTTlO9ZJ
— Jose Claros (@JCLAROS_) July 30, 2019
According to the reporter, the 26-year old star will arrive at Los Blancos for a transfer fee of €165million, which is just €15million less than the asking price that Manchester United had tabled for him in June.
[Jose Claros] : 💣💣 PAUL POGBA … He's a new player of @realmadrid and arrives at the merengue club at the rate of 165M which are divided into 130M + 35M in variables. He arrives in the condition of a TOP player and a salary of 12M per year. Clubs will make it official soon.
— r/soccer bot (@rsoccerbot1) July 30, 2019
The transfer fee will apparently be divided into two parts – €130million paid upfront and another €35million to be paid later as variables. Claros also claims that the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner will earn close to €12million per year at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Rumours that linked Real Madrid to Pogba started way back last April when it was first reported that the 26-year-old expressed interest in playing for Zinedine Zidane, who is from France just like the player himself. This was followed by Zidane himself admitting that he likes Pogba as well.
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Real Madrid had earlier in the week, released an official statement on their website about the medical report on goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who suffered an ankle sprain in training. Courtois now joins Brahim Diaz, Ferland Mendy, Asensio, and Luka Jovic on the sideline as Real Madrid continue preparing for the new season.
Both Madrid and United had reportedly been negotiating with each other since and it now looks like they have finally agreed upon a deal for the star midfielder.