Paul Pogba is reportedly due a £3million loyalty bonus from Manchester United later this month. The World Cup-winning midfielder was promised the annual sum when he returned to sign for the Red Devils from Juventus for £89m back in 2016.
Pogba earns a basic salary of £270,000 per week but that is topped up further by a series of add-ons which can see the France international trouser around £18m a year in total.
There were reports the 25-year-old had a furious bust-up earlier this week with boss Jose Mourinho after stating to the press “he would be fined” if he spoke out about his ongoing issues behind the scenes, which United have flatly denied.
Mourinho knows Barcelona want to sign Pogba this month and it’s alleged the Portuguese tactician is ready to sanction a sale to end the supposed ongoing feud between the pair.
Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola is certainly making plenty of moves behind the scenes but United insiders continue to insist the board don’t want to part with arguably their biggest name.
Regardless of whether Pogba remains a fixture at the Theatre of Dreams beyond this month, eyebrows are bound to be raised over the loyalty windfall United are still obligated to pay the Frenchman.