Paul Pogba set for bumper pay rise next season at Manchester United

by Leo Nieboer

Manchester United will receive an extra £10,000 a week next season as part of an add-on in the contract he signed with the club last summer, according to reports.

The Frenchman arrived last summer for a world record £89m fee and is currently earning a mammoth £165,000 a week at Old Trafford.

Pogba’s contract, expertly mitigated by Mino Raiola, contains a clause which states his weekly salary goes up by £10,000 each year.

And the 24-year-old, as a result, will receive an extra £500,000m next season, alongside £2.8m for image rights and other bonuses.

This is the type of development to send your dad into a fit of blind rage. Pogba will receive around £4.75m after tax from wages alone next year, and that will only rise if his Man United career continues to move inexorably in the right direction.

Now, I’m not going to sit here and try to justify to you, the reader, Pogba’s astronomical income, but it is always worth remembering this: that the Frenchman didn’t decide how much he earns.

The rules of the game’s financial side are largely out of everybody’s control. Indeed, as is the case with late capitalism, even those supposedly in charge are pretty powerless when it comes to these things.

Pogba’s job, I guess, is simultaneously ignore this side whilst also slowly turning the public’s attention away from it as well.

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