FIFA will open an investigation into the world-record transfer of Paul Pogba to Manchester United from Juventus, reports AFP.
#BREAKING FIFA to investigate Paul Pogba's Manchester United transfer
— AFP news agency (@AFP) May 9, 2017
The France midfielder became the most expensive player in football history last summer when he rejoined United for a staggering £89m.
The fee eclipsed the £85m that Real Madrid paid Tottenham Hotspur to sign Gareth Bale in 2013.
The Daily Mail recently published details from a new book Football Leaks: The Dirty Business of Football, which is due to be released in Germany this week.
It broke down the figures relating to Pogba’s transfer, and claimed that the 24-year-old is earning a basic salary of £8.61m, made up of a £165,588 weekly wage.
The book has revealed that an annual loyalty bonus of £3.78m will come into effect next season.
Interestingly, Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola is allegedly due to pocket just over £41m across the next five years for his role in the deal.
According to AFP, the world governing body intend to open an investigation into the transfer.
As expected, United fans have given their reaction to the news on Twitter, while rival supporters have taken the opportunity to poke fun at the Premier League giants.
Of course there's something dodgy about the Pogba deal to Utd.
I mean the alarm bells were ringing when they offered £89m for the donkey
— Oi Churchill !!! (@Churchy74Kj) May 9, 2017
I'd rather give Pogba back to Juve if it means a transfer ban and keeping Rooney.
— Keith Russell (@Keith_Russell) May 9, 2017
Because Juve gave them wrong Pogba? https://t.co/HmbyTYcBXr
— Gusti (@gustipraditya) May 9, 2017
FIFA to investigate the transfer of Paul Pogba to Manchester United. pic.twitter.com/xbVN2yiLbi
— Truan Cannings (@TruanCannings) May 9, 2017
— Garden Bum (@TheGardenBum) May 9, 2017
Pogba won't be needing haircuts because he'll be going bald after this https://t.co/xWeatc42Ab
— Themba Ndovi (@General_North) May 9, 2017
Juventus ripped us off
— ???????? (@IconicPogba) May 9, 2017
This Pogba stuff is all a plot to put us off Thursday's game. Don't buy into it.
— BossD (@DatGuyDezza) May 9, 2017
Fifa to investigate the transfer of Pogba to Man Utd. I guess they too are in doubt on whether he's worth that much
— Josh (@Awesome_Neythan) May 9, 2017
FIFA have a cheek trying to investigate Pogbas transfer #Pogba
— James Withers (@JamesWithers12) May 9, 2017
— David Clarke (@thedavidclarke) May 9, 2017