MANCHESTER UNITED will pay Paul Pogba a £3.8million loyalty bonus when he leaves at the end of the month, according to reports.
The Red Devils announced on Wednesday Pogba will leave upon the expiry of his contract and thanked him for his efforts over the last six years.
Paul Pogba will be paid a loyalty bonus of £3.8m for staying at Manchester United for six yearsCredit: Getty
Pogba, 29, is also set to receive around £1.1m in wages for the month of June – without kicking a ball.
The World Cup winner gets a loyalty bonus as his salary has been cut each year, starting at £8.6m and dropping to £7.7m, with Pogba now being paid back the difference.
The midfielder has been paid more than £90m in wages by United since 2016, as well as collecting image rights payments totalling £2.8m-a-year and a £1.8m bonus for each Champions League qualification.
And that’s on top of the £90m transfer fee it took to sign Pogba from Juventus, not to mention the £39m paid to his agent Mino Raiola to get the deal done.
Now United will lose Pogba for nothing with a return to Juventus on the cards.
He faces a massive wage cut should he return to Serie A so Paris Saint-Germain could entice him back to his hometown with bigger wages and a chance to win silverware.
Many United fans will be glad to see the back of Pogba and are excited by potentially signing Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong as his replacement.
The Red Devils have reportedly opened talks to sign the Dutchman with a £50m move in the works.
Pogba, meanwhile, has said his farewell, posting on Instagram: “I feel privileged to have played for this club.
“Many beautiful moments and memories but most importantly an unconditional support from the fans. Thank you.”