Manchester United Transfer News: Paul Pogba Signs for Juventus

S. GordonCorrespondent IIMarch 7, 2012

Another Manchester United youth gem has left the club after Paul Pogba agreed to a deal to join Italian giants Juventus.

This transfer comes after another gifted United youth Ravel Morrison left Old Trafford to join West Ham in the January transfer window.

Pogba is rumoured to be on a basic contract of £20,000 a week. His agent Mino Raiola has supposedly netted a huge £1.7 million in a compensation deal. Raiola also represents Manchester City trouble-maker Mario Balotelli.

After not featuring in numerous first-team games despite being included in the squad, it seems the Frenchman was unhappy with the first-team opportunities at the Manchester-based side.

The midfielder was left out the Manchester United reserve squad who faced off against West Brom in a reserve league fixture.

Sir Alex Ferguson grew weary of the constant negotiations between The Red Devils and Pogba’s agent and has given in letting the transfer go through.

Fergie wanted to offer Pogba a new contract early on in the year, but he wasn’t willing to trump up that much cash for one so young.

FIFA will now work out the compensation which is owed to Manchester United for training the U19 French International.

Is this a problem that Manchester United will have to look at in the future? How will they keep their future youth stars happy at Old Trafford?

Whether Pogba will fulfil the potential that we have heard so much about at Juventus is yet to be seen. He will have to put up or shut up to win over the football universe.

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