The most expensive transfer in the history of football is all but formalized.
After undergoing his medical today in Manchester, the Red Devils will soon announce his signing probably by tomorrow morning. As the saga finally comes to a close, Juventus will lose their most marketable player and a midfield dynamo, however there is a thick, silver lining.
The France international will sign a 5-year deal worth €13 million net with the potential to reach a much higher fee based on performance bonuses.
Juventus will receive €105 million net from the deal, plus an additional €5 million in bonuses should certain criteria be met. According to Sky Sport Italia, Juventus will accrue bonus money if Pogba signs a new deal within the next 5 years or is transferred for more than €50 million.
What does Raiola make? He was entitled to 19% on top of the base fee. Since the reported fee is €110 million, Raiola will make nearly €21 million off the deal. Even more intriguing is since his company is based in Monaco, he will pay an incredibly low sum in taxes.
Pogba himself was entitled to 1% of his transfer, so he himself will make €1.1 million.
Who will make the most money? Most likely Adidas. Off kit sales, they make about 90% of the profits while Manchester United will see very little of the proceeds. In the likely scenario they sell just 1 million Pogba kits, they could make an upwards of nearly €100 million. All around it’s good business for the kit manufacturer.
So there you have it, the breakdown of the most expensive transfer in the history of football.
How does this move change things for Juventus? Michael Rizzo breaks it down in his column.