Pogba signs deal with Amazon, Man Utd star to release ‘The Pogmentary’
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has signed a deal with Amazon that will see him star in his own docu-series named ‘The Pogmentary’.
The series will provide behind-the-scenes insight into the life of the popular 28-year-old, who has 43.5 million Instagram followers.
“Paul Pogba is one of the most prominent talents of his time, so we are thrilled to be collaborating with him with an overall deal and his series The Pogmentary,” Georgia Brown, head of European originals at Amazon Studios said in a press release.
“We all know Paul for what he can do on a football pitch, but his influence reaches much further, and he is without doubt an icon for an entire generation.”
The series, produced by Black Dynamite (Mediawan Group), will also showcase the World Cup-winner’s lifestyle, passions and accomplishments.
“Paul Pogba has such an inspiring story of how, with hard work, passion, and the support of a loving family, any goal can be within reach,” said Thomas Dubois, head of French Amazon originals for Prime Video.
“This is exactly the kind of story we want to tell on Prime Video; and exactly the type of ambitious, once-in-a-generation talented people we want to highlight in our docu-series.
“This unique, behind-the-scenes look at Paul Pogba’s life will captivate Prime members in France and around the world.”
Pogba came through Man Utd’s youth system before leaving to Juventus under the influence of agent Mino Raiola.
The Frenchman then returned to Old Trafford in 2016 for a record-breaking fee of £89m, on a £290,000-per-week contract running until 2022.
It came as no surprise that Pogba was reported to be the fifth-highest paid player in the world in 2018, according to Forbes, making £23m that calendar year with the inclusion of sponsorship and bonuses.
The player has been linked with a departure from United this summer in what would make for an interesting chapter in the upcoming series.