How much did Paul Pogba cost Man Utd?

Cameron Smith
Cameron Smith
  • 11 Jul 2022 10:29 BST
  • 3 min read
Paul Pogba in action, Burnley v Man Utd in Premier League
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Paul Pogba is now officially a Juventus player, returning to the club on a free transfer following the expiry of his Mannchester United contract.

This marks the end of a rather disappointing six-year spell at Man Utd.

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The France international first joined the Man Utd academy in 2009 before returning to the Old Trafford side following a four-year stint at Juventus.

His initial time in Italy saw him become one of the world's very best players and he featured in UEFA's Team of the Year in 2015, two years after winning the Golden Boy award.

That form prompted Man Utd to re-sign him in 2016, with Pogba signing a five-year contract with the option of a further year included. That was activated, but Pogba never signed a new deal at the club before leaving.

His time at Man Utd was heavily criticised, with Pogba not making the impact many had expected when he re-joined the side. The formation Man Utd played rarely helped out the Frenchman, with a double pivot often preferred by managers at the club which doesn't necessarily suit his skillset.

He did, however, knock out 90 goal contributions in 233 appearances, which is a respectable tally.

In recent years, though, Fred and Scott McTominay were both selected ahead of the former Juve star.

Despite rumours persistently linking him over the years with Real Madrid, Pogba remained at Old Trafford - until this summer.

Much of the criticism towards the France star was due to the amount of money Man Utd spent on him and the lack of success it's brought. In fact, Pogba won just two trophies in six seasons back at the club, compared to eight in four years at Juventus.

Paul Pogba wasn't able to replicate his Juventus form at Man Utd
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How much did Pogba cost Man Utd?

The first cost Man Utd spent on Pogba was the world record €105 million (£89.5m) fee they paid Juventus to sign him. It broke the record set by Real Madrid's purchase of Gareth Bale from Tottenham in 2013 and marked a statement of intent from the Old Trafford club.

Another huge statement was the wages they'd negotiated into his contract, which was paid over the six years. Pogba earned an annual wage of €17.4m (£15m) during his time at Man Utd, which equals €104.4m (£90m) over the course of six years.

Pogba also receives a €4.7m (£4m) loyalty bonus at the end of his contract.

So, with the transfer fee, wages and that bonus, Pogba cost Man Utd a staggering €214.1m (£183.5m) in total. For just two trophies, the club spent a huge amount of money on the Frenchman.

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