FIFA, world football’s governing body are reportedly set to investigate the transfer of Paul Pogba from Juventus to Manchester United this summer. Pogba, a former United youth player moved to Juventus in 2012 only to return to the club this summer for a staggering world record £89 million. A spokesperson for FIFA said that they were investigating the deal using its Transfer Matching System (TMS) which keeps an eye on transfers conducted between clubs from different countries. ‘We can confirm that FIFA TMS has been requesting information on this matter. We have no further comment at this stage’.
They are reportedly concerned at the reported £41 million that Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola was set to earn from the world record deal as he was paid for acting for both clubs as well as the player. It is quite unusual that an agent acts for all three parties in a transfer but is allowed under certain circumstances and all deals have to be put into the TMS. A deal that Raiola struck with Juventus that they would receive 50% of any future transfer of Pogba from Manchester United over £40 million.
Neither club is commenting on the matter with United saying they ‘don’t comment on contracts’ and Juventus saying they have received no communication from FIFA yet.