How does Pogba's new deal compare to Manchester United wages?

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Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has agreed a contract extension with the Old Lady, but is it lucrative compared to Premier League salaries?

Former Manchester United man Paul Pogba seems settled at Juventus, but his new improved contract terms are fairly mediocre compared to what he could earn in England.

In a rare transfer error, Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson allowed Pogba to leave as a free agent in July 2012 and Juventus pounced.

The French international has gone from strength to strength at Juve and become a key figure, but he has also been linked with several top European clubs, including a return to Man United.

Today Pogba has agreed a renewal of his Juventus contract until 2018 with the option of an extra year and his wages will increase to £3.55 million per year plus bonuses.

But will that sum prevent Pogba being lured by a major Premier League side?

Pogba's new wage would be lower mid-table at Manchester United but significantly below the big earners. It is eclipsed by Luke Shaw's £5.2 million and Marouane Fellaini's 6.5 million.

It pales in comparison to the reported £5.5 million that is being prepared to offer Sami Khedira and the whopping £18 million that Radamel Falcao commands each year.

In fact, Pogba's deal would put him firmly into the lower middle ranks of all the biggest teams in the Premier League, but many stars at Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United are earning double or triple what he is taking home.

So it seems that even this pay hike won't stand much chance of keeping Pogba should an English team come knocking.

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