Manchester United has no case to answer in the transfer of Paul Pogba from Le Harve, according the player’s agent. Speaking to The Times Pogba’s agent, Gaël Mahé, claimed that no wrongdoing had taken place and that the French Ligue 2 side has several pieces of crucial documentation missing.
“No money had changed hands up front, though Paul will get a very good contract when he turns professional,” Mahé told The Times.
“All he has from United is a flat in Manchester for him and his mother to live in.
“The problem is that there are three things Le Havre do not have. They do not have a contract aspirant, they do not have convention of formation and they do not have a late-trigger contract. All they have is a contract of non-solicitation, which is invalid outside France.
“We spent a long time ensuring that the document we signed with Manchester United was legally watertight.”
Mahé contradicts reports that Pogba signed a contract aspirant – a blunt pre-contract agreement in France. Instead, Mahé’s comments back up claims that the contract aspirant was not signed by the player himself.