By Amir Mir
Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore has slammed the ‘ridiculous’ £16million fee Manchester United will pay to Paul Pogba’s agent, insisting supporters are the ones who will suffer.
The Independent report that the deal to sign the highly-rated Juventus midfielder will cost a world-record £112 million, including £20 million to his agent, Mino Raiola. Juventus are set to pay the extra £4million.
Collymore has claimed that United season ticket holders, merchandise and TV money will pay for the Dutch agent’s big money fee.
The ex-Villa man, who made a then-British record £8.5million switch to Liverpool from Nottingham Forrest in 1995, has criticised the amount Pogba’s agent is being paid.
“£16 million out of Manchester United Season Ticket holders,” Collymore wrote on his personal Twitter account. “Merchandising as well as TV money to Pogba’s agent. Absolutely ridiculous amount to pay an agent.”
Here is the message from Collymore on his personal Twitter account.
The Independent report that Italian giants Juventus will pay only £4 million towards the Dutchman’s fee, as Pogba makes a return to United having left the club on a free four-years ago. United will pay the £16million bulk of his payment.
The outspoken pundit also talked about how supporters will be affected by rising transfer fees in the game.
“Who cares? Higher TV subs, shirt prices, more kits, higher ticket prices,” said Collymore. “All at times of record Prem income. Maybe fans care?”
In other Liverpool news, the club’s £21 million target has decided to make a shock move to the Championship instead.