Manchester United have no Paul Pogba buy-back option

by Sam Peoples

Manchester United do not have a buy-back option on Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, according to Sky Sports.

Man United sold Pogba in 2012 following a falling out with Sir Alex Ferguson over improved terms on a potential new deal.

The Frenchman has since developed into one of the finest midfielders in the world and he has been tipped to make a big impact at Euro 2016.

Pogba is set to leave Juventus this summer and United are said to be in pole position to sign him but they did not include a sell-on clause or a buy-back option for the 23-year-old, meaning he will command a fee of around £80m.

Of course, hindsight is 20/20 but it was a huge error from United not to include any sort of clause in Pogba’s sale. United do have the funds to re-sign him but the financial hit would have been far less severe.

Pogba is a world-class talent and, if he is available, United would be wise to make a statement to the rest of the Premier League and bring him in but it remains to be seen whether the likely large fee will affect the situation moving forward.

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