And so the penny has finally dropped!
A eureka moment or something similar has conspired to alert all parties concerned that perhaps the yearning to move to another club and that clubs’ desire to acquire the same said player requires a considerably large financial outlay.
This morning, The Daily Mirror, has poured cold water on the possibility of Paul Pogba leaving Manchester United to join Real Madrid.
Our referenced source kindly points out that, with regards to a piece of transfer tittle-tattle that has been ongoing for months, the bill Real Madrid would face to capture their man would be a mind-boggling £20 million, a figure that, we assume, contains the initial transfer fee, add-ons, salary and bonuses.
With Real Madrid having, already, invested heavily in acquiring Eden Hazard from Chelsea, you have to ask whether Pogba’s yearning for the Bernabeu is out of Real Madrid’s financial grasp and that the Frenchman, whether he likes it or not, will be part of Manchester United’s squad this coming season unless some other club uncovers a pot of gold from somewhere.
Furthermore, the figure mentioned only serves to emphasise the tangled financial web the game we once classified as working class has weaved itself over the last decade.
Now whether that is for better or for worse I’ll leave you to decide.
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