Transfer Balls: Paul Pogba pays less tax at Manchester United (and never left Manchester United)
Transfer Balls spots Paul Pogba news. Manchester City are celebrating a Tory win in the General Election by offering Paul Pogba £250,000 per week – net – to pick them (top rate of tax: 40%), Real Madrid (tax optional, allegedly), Chelsea, Barcelona (tax?) Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain (top rate: 75%)
But Real might pull out because “they are concerned about his private life”. Well, so say the Express, which adds:
“Until a year ago [Pogba] lived with his mother, he doesn’t come out at night and yes, he’s very religious,” Real chief Florentino Perez is quoted as saying by football news outlet Football Espana.
Real are concerned he’s not getting out enough?
The Express is such an bizarre news source, unable to explain even its own headlines. The facts are, as ever, thin.
And fans of clubs other than Manchester City should realise that until Pogba signs, nothing is done. After all, as Sky Sports told us in 2012, Pogba had committed his future to Manchester United.
And then he left.