FIFA have cleared Manchester United of any form of wrongdoing in the deal to bring midfieder Paul Pogba back to the club but have kicked off disciplinary actions against Juventus.
Manchester United brought Paul Pogba back to the club for a world record fee of 89 million pounds just four years after his exit after a row with the former Manchester United boss, Sir Alex Ferguson.
Football’s world governing body had earlier written to the management of the Premier League club “to seek clarification on the deal”. The enquiry was done to ascertain the amount of money that every individual involved in the deal received with special focus on Mino Raiola.
A Manchester United spokesperson said: “We do not comment on individual contracts. Fifa has had the documents since the transfer was concluded in August.”
It was discovered that Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola made 41 million pounds from the deal. This made FIFA open an investigation to unravel details of the transfer.
The World football governing body has however cleared Manchester United if any wrongdoing in the deal in the deal and they will not be punished in this case. But Juventus’s and Mino Raiola might be sanctioned if it is discovered that there was a breach of the third party ownership rules
“We have opened disciplinary proceedings against Juventus” FIFA’s representatives revealed to ESPN.
“However, we won’t be able to speak further on the ongoing investigation.”
“But we can fully confirm that Manchester United have no case to answer and we have not opened any disciplinary proceedings against them.”
Paul Pogba scored a total nine goals in all competition for Manchester United making a total of 59 appearances for the team in the 2016/17 season and scored the team;s first goal in the Europa League final against Ajax.
Pogba’s World Record Return Fee
Paul moved to Manchester United from La Havre as a teenager and left the club in 2009 after he did not get enough first team opportunities. He was resigned in 2016 for 105 million Euros, a world record fee.
Manchester United will also pay 5 million Euros to Juventus if in bonuses that are related to his performances for the team and an extra 5 million Euros when he signs a new contract with the English club.
The details of the deal was supposedly unravelled in a book that was published in German titled “The Football Leaks: The Dirty Business of Football” which reproduced a lot of media reports, including the breakdown of the world transfer fee and the amount of money that was received for Paul Pogba.
Mino Raiola has declined to comment on this report stating that his lawyers were in charge of the dispute.