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Manchester United edging closer towards completing fourth summer signing

Paul Pogba

Spanish newspaper AS has gone on to the extent of claiming that Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has agreed a world-record move to rejoin Manchester United.

 According to the outlet, the Red Devils’ executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and manager José Mourinho are hopeful that the French midfielder will complete his €120 million to Old Trafford, where he will sign a five-year deal.

While Pogba will earn around  €20 million a year as wage, his agent Mino Riola is also set to pocket a handsome figure of around €24 million. Read Madrid were also interested in the France international, but going by the reports of Spanish outlets, Zinedine Zidane was not ready to pay such astronomical transfer fee. 

Another factor might have been instrumental in Pogba’s decision to choose United, that is, according to new tax rules of Spain, the player would have to pay 54% of his earnings as tax, had he gone to the Spanish club like Real.

The inclusion of Pogba would certainly bolster United squad for the new season. Pogba has the physicality, height, strength, agility, balance, power and synergistic movements to succeed in the Premier League. His dribbling skills can’t be questioned.

Instead of penetrative dribbles, the 23-year-old performs technical quick link-up play higher up the pitch and he showboats his best dribbling from deeper areas. He dribbles to shield the ball, to keep possession and to bring his teammates into play.

Pogba’s acceleration, deceleration, body feints and receiving moves have bamboozled many defenders and deep lying midfielders. He has a decent technique to back his passing; back-heel passes, outside of the boot passes- you name it and the entity is there in Pogba’s book. Juventus star’s vision and diagonal play making can make difference in the Premier League and for United.