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Paul Pogba was a CHEAP buy for Man United at £89m, his agent tells talkSPORT

first_imgSuper agent Mino Raiola believes the £89million Manchester United paid for his client Paul Pogba has proved to be a bargain.The midfielder hasn’t exactly set the world alight since returning to Old Trafford last summer in a world record transfer from Juventus.His huge price tag has been questioned by some, but Raiola says inflation in the transfer market this year has left it looking like a good deal.“I think that Paul Pogba was a cheap buy if you see the market now,” he said, in an exclusive interview with Jim White on talkSPORT.“Who bought him at that time for that money did a good deal.”Another of Raiola’s clients, Romelu Lukaku, could soon replace Pogba as the world’s most expensive footballer.The striker, who scored 25 Premier League goals this season, is being eyed by numerous elite teams around Europe.Everton are understood to have slapped a staggering £100million valuation on the Belgian, but Raiola says that is unlikely to put clubs off in the current market.“In two years’ time maybe £100million for a guy who makes 24 goals is a good deal,” he said. “I don’t know.“The market will be ruled by the people who buy so if there is a club that needs Lukaku and thinks he is worth £100m, then Everton are right [to ask for £100m].”In the last summer transfer window, Premier League clubs splashed out a record £1billion on players.Raiola would not be surprised to see that amount DOUBLED this time around.The Italian-born Dutch agent, who also boasts Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Mario Balotelli among his clients, said: “The Television rights are the fuel of the transfer market.“If they go down, the market goes down. If they go up, the prices go up. If there are not so many good players then the prices go up again.“You have two types of markets in the world – the Premier League and outside the Premier League.”Read more from Mino Raiola on the likelihood of Romelu Lukaku leaving Everton HERElast_img

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