Paul Pogba salary demands revealed by Barcelona presidential candidate

Paul Pogba

Barcelona already know what they will need to pay, to secure the services of Juventus star Paul Pogba.

If he finally ends up leaving Juventus this summer, Paul Pogba will certainly have his pick of destinations, with the former Manchester United youngster practically guaranteed to become one of the highest earning players in Europe.

In comments to Catalan broadcaster 8TV, via Mundo Deportivo, the salary demands of the French international have been revealed, by Barcelona presidency candidate, Agusti Benedito, who has made signing Pogba one of his objectives, should he win the election.

Discussing negotiations that have already taken place, Benedito explained: "We've made contact with Pogba. First we spoke with Andrea Agnelli and then personally with the player. He asked us for a net salary of €12 million per season and an €80 million transfer fee."

Such a salary would make Pogba one of the highest paid players at the Camp Nou, plus on top of his basic wage, he would also command further bonus payments and a highly lucrative image rights package.

Based on the figures quoted by Benedito, if Manchester City are to pursue their reported interest in Pogba, they would need to offer the 22-year-old star a basic salary of roughly £8.7 million per season.

Manchester City will certainly face stiff competition for Pogba, given the interest of Barcelona, along with that of fellow Spanish giants, Real Madrid, who remain keen according to Diario AS, after Zinedine Zidane praised the player and commented: "A great many clubs are interested and that includes Real Madrid."

Meanwhile, amidst the possibility that he could still stay with Juventus, reports from Le10Sport in France have indicated that PSG will not give up their pursuit of Pogba.

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