Paris Saint-Germain are willing to pay Paul Pogba £27m a year to join the Ligue 1 club, packaged as €600,000 a week (£510,000) for the start of the 2022/’23 season as they seek to ensure his signing by outspending rivals.
Many close to the player had expected PSG to come in for the French midfielder this summer, presenting Manchester United with a problem, but the arrival of Lionel Messi changed that. Pogba currently earns £290,000 a week at Old Trafford – around £15m per year. By contrast the PSG duo of Messi, the world’s best-paid player, and Neymar, third highest in world football, earn £960,000 (just under £50m) and £606,000 (£31.5m) per week respectively. Cristiano Ronaldo, the world’s second best-paid footballer, earns £900,000 (£46.8m) per week.
PSG remain keen to sign Pogba, though, especially since they want a core of Parisian locals alongside the global stars. The 28-year-old is available on a free transfer at the end of this season, and his preference is to leave Old Trafford. Pogba would favour a move to Barcelona or Real Madrid, but both have major financial issues, which is why waiting for a free transfer appeals.
PSG may blow them away there, too, as they can offer Pogba so much more. The same tactic was used in securing Gini Wijnaldum this summer, with some sources maintaining they offered the Dutch midfielder three times what Barcelona did.