Deal Close: Former Man Utd midfielder on the verge to sign for Serie A giants
Former Man Utd midfielder Paul Pogba is reportedly on the brink of signing a contract with Juventus.
The 29-year-old’s contract with the Red Devils will officially expire at the end of June, and his exit from the 20-time English champions this summer has already been confirmed by club and the player.
A number of teams have been credited with an interest in the France international, with Man City, PSG and Real Madrid all believed to be keen to sign him, however, Juventus have recently emerged as the frontrunners for his services.
According to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, Pogba’s agent will meet with the Old Lady on Thursday to ‘finalise the talks for his comeback’.
Romano reports that only the ‘final details’ need to be agreed, with the World Cup winner set to undergo his medical with the Italian giants at the start of July.
The creative Frenchman will allegedly earn a base salary of around £131,000 per week with Turin giants, however, the overall package could reportedly be worth in the region of €80m (£68.3m) with bonuses and his signing-on fee.
The midfielder recently claimed that he wants to show Man Utd that they have “made a mistake” letting him depart on a free transfer for the second time in his career.
“My thought process is to show Manchester (United) that they made a mistake in waiting to give me a contract. And to show other clubs that they had made a mistake in not offering me a contract,” Pogba said in his new documentary ‘The Pogmentary’ on Amazon Prime.