A Hidden Clause In Paul Pogba's Contract Might Cost His Team $53 Million

By on May 18, 2017 in ArticlesSports News

Last summer, midfielder Paul Pogba transferred from Juventus to Manchester United. The transfer cost Man U a world-record $115 million, which meant Pogba's agent, Mino Raiola, made a ton of money, too.

Raiola took home $29.8 million in agent fees, which is already a huge amount. However, that number could increase to $53 million thanks to a clause hidden in Pogba's contract.

According to the book Football Leaks: The Dirty Business of Football, Raiola has a clause in the contract that requires Manchester United pay the agent $4.25 million every year of Pogba's five-year deal. On top of that, Man U paid a little more than $2.8 million to the agency where Raiola works.

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Paired with the $29.8 million Raiola made from Pogba's transfer, that's a pretty hefty payday!

The book also says that Pogba makes a little more than $213,000 per week – or about $11.1 million annually. Starting next season, he'll also take home a loyalty bonus of nearly $4.4 million each year.

There's no doubt Pogba is a productive player. His ability to both attack and defend is valuable. Still, it has to be frustrating for Man U to know they're paying an agent nearly as much as the player he represents.

Articles Written by Joey Held
If there's a story anywhere in the world of music, sports, or entertainment, Joey wants to tell it. He's been freelancing since 2010, and prior to that, he attended the University of Miami, where he double majored in broadcast journalism and sport administration. A Chicago native, Joey currently resides in Austin, TX. Follow him on Twitter and Google+ and always feel free to suggest a song for his next karaoke performance.
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