Paul Pogba
Paul Pogba has been linked with a return to Old Trafford this summer. Getty Images


  • The agent was instrumental in persuading the midfielder to leave United in 2012.
  • United are reportedly set to bid around £110m to resign the 23-year-old star.

Paul Pogba's rumoured transfer to Manchester United could see the Frenchman's agent Mino Raiola pocket as much as €30m (£25.6m, $33.1m). The 23-year-old midfielder is reportedly set to be the subject of a world-record transfer offer from United and the potential move could see the Italian-born Dutchman earn almost a quarter of the overall fee in commission.

United are prepared to offer £110m for the Juventus player, who left Old Trafford in 2012 after failing to agree a new contract with the Reds. However, as new United boss Jose Mourinho embarks on rebuilding his squad ahead of the new season, Pogba has emerged as his primary transfer target, according to the Sunday Times.

United have already sealed the transfers of defender Eric Bailly, midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the latter two of whom are also represented by Raiola. However, a transfer for Pogba would be most profitable for the agent, who persuaded the young Frenchman to leave Old Trafford under the terms of freedom of contract three years ago.

Raiola's attitude during those negotiations angered former United boss Sir Alex Ferguson, who revealed his dislike of Pogba's agent in his book Leading.

"He [Raiola] and I were like oil and water," Sir Alex wrote. "From then on our goose was cooked because Raiola had been able to ingratiate himself with Paul and his family and the player signed with Juventus."