Relief! United won’t face FIFA action over Pogba
FIFA has confirmed it has not opened disciplinary proceedings against Manchester United over the £89m transfer of Paul Pogba.
Last month FIFA asked United and Juventus for extra information about the deal after reports emerged that agent Mino Raiola made £41m from the transfer.
Following an informal investigation, United are not currently facing any disciplinary action, though the world football governing body has begun proceedings against Juventus.
A FIFA spokesman said: “We can confirm that disciplinary proceedings have been opened against Juventus FC. We cannot confirm further as proceedings are ongoing. We can confirm that no disciplinary proceedings have been opened against Manchester United.”
Extracts from a book, The Football Leaks: The Dirty Business of Football, published in Germany in May, claimed to give details on the huge deal, including a breakdown of the fee.
All international transfers must be authorised by FIFA, so Pogba’s transfer was approved by FIFA in August using its International Transfer Matching System (TMS).
Manchester United insisted FIFA had received all relevant documents since the transfer was completed.Punch