News 10 May 2017

Fifa are investigating Paul Pogba & his United transfer

10 May 2017

Fifa are reportedly investigating Paul Pogba and his big money transfer from Juventus to Manchester United last summer.

The Red Devils spent £89million on the 24-year-old last summer and Fifa’s investigations comes after a book, published in Germany, revealed Pogba’s agent earned £41million from the deal.

It has been reported that Fifa have asked United for clarification about the he fee paid to Mino Raiola.

In a statement, a spokesperson for the international governing body of football, said, “We can confirm that Fifa has requested additional information on the transfer from what is already available in Transfer Market System.”

According to their website, the Transfer Marker System “monitors the international transfer football transfer market and publishes official data on global transfers to enhance transparency.”

In response to Fifa’s statement, a representative for Manchester United said, “We don’t comment on contracts. Fifa have had the documents since the transfer was completed last August.”

So far this season Pogba, who earns £165,588 a week at Old Trafford, has scored seven goals and made five assist in his 48 appearances.

He can added the Europa League to the EFL Cup if United avoid defeat against Celta Vigo on Thursday and beat either Ajax or Lyon in the final two weeks later.