FIFA announced it is investigating French footballer Paul Pogba’s record breaking £89million transfer from Juventus to Manchester United last summer. Leaked deal figures and sweeping changes to FIFA’s audit, ethics and governance committees may have prompted a FIFA investigation into Paul Pogba’s deal with United Manchester.
An upcoming German book, Football Leaks: The Dirty Business of Football, suggested that Pogba, who signed a five-year deal in August, earns a weekly wage of £165,588-a-week following his £89m move in the summer.
The book also states that Mino Raiola, the agent involved in bringing Pogba to the Premier League, is set to make a massive £41 million from the transfer. Foot Mercato are reporting that Raiola was illegally employed by all three parties (Pogba, Juventus and United), and he did not inform Juventus. There is talk that he could be banned from football as the practice is forbidden by FIFA.
Neither Pogba nor Raiola has commented on the latest developments.
A spokesman for Manchester United said on Tuesday:
“We don’t comment on contracts. FIFA have had the documents since the transfer was completed last August.”
Although from next year Pogba will get a loyalty bonus of £3.4 million a year on top of earning an extra £36k-a-week if United are successful in winning the Europa League this season.
A FIFA spokesperson has confirmed the world governing body are looking at the deal through its Transfer Matching System (TMS), the online platform that monitors cross-border transfers.