- Oct 25, 2020
Not terribly interested in what amounts to a Pogba Brand commercial, but the much quoted bit where Raiola and Pogba roll their eyes in disbelief over a "nothing" offer of 300K+ a week while Raiola goes on about an expectation that the club build a project around him is really something. That's a raise (though not a big one) on a contract that was already among the biggest in the PL, and after several years of what practically everyone would consider underachievement relative to the expectations that contract was based on. If he thinks he can do better (which I doubt), that's fair enough. But to regard this as an insult of unprecedented absurdity seems to me to smack of having been taken in by his own branding bullshit. That offer wasn't just fair, it was arguably at the extreme end of what would be justifiable.