5 things you could buy for one Paul Pogba

Manchester United this week completed the transfer of France international Paul Pogba from Juventus for a world-record fee of £89 million.

Tuesday, 9th August 2016, 12:18 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 2:44 am
5 things you could buy for one Paul Pogba. Photo: Shutterstock

But what else could Jose Mourinho have bought with the money?

A pair of Gulfstream G650 private jets

£41m could buy one Gulfstream G650 private jet and, for one Paul Pogba, you could have two. The twin-engine airplane is one of the fastest private jets in the world and can carry more than 10 passengers depending on its configuration. It remains to be seen whether Paul Pogba will be able to carry a team of ten passengers to league glory.

14 Formula One cars

A Formula One car costs between £6m and £11m, so if you shop frugally, one Paul Pogba could buy you 14 of them. That’s not quite enough for a race, but everyone knows the back eight are just making up the numbers anyway. Buy 14 F1 cars and fill the rest of the grid with Ford Focuses and you’ll still have thousands to spare.

Leicester City’s entire league-winning squad

The entirety of Leicester City’s premier league-winning squad cost £54.4 million to build. Undoubtedly the team are worth more after their triumph, but Ranieri’s squad showed last season that money isn’t everything.

One of Britain’s most expensive house - plus change

A new apartment at One Hyde Park in London will set you back £75m, so for one Paul Pogba you could live in one of London’s most exclusive addresses - with 9,000 square feet to play with - and still have enough change to shore up your midfield with Wales international Joe Allen.

Pay the salary of 4,102 fully-qualified NHS nurses for a year

Fully-qualified NHS nurses start on salaries of £21,692, meaning one Paul Pogba would pay the salary of 4,102 of them for a year.