How far away is world football’s first half a billion pound man? Not far if current trends continue

Paul Pogba France

Frenchman Paul Pogba recently sealed his move back to Manchester United from Italian giant Juventus, for a world record transfer fee of £89 millions (AUD$151 million).

He is now the most expensive player in football history, ahead of Real Madrid pair Gareth Bale (Tottenham to Madrid for £85 million) and Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United to Madrid for £80 million).

Pogba’s move is yet another example of the ridiculous amount of money being spent on players in Europe’s top leagues.

In the last 15 years alone, the world record transfer fee has risen 40 per cent.

The question is, where will it stop? Will it ever stop? How much will the world’s top players cos in 20 years?

Over the past three years, the world record transfer fee has risen by 10 per cent and if that growth of spending continues, we could see world football’s first half a billion pound man by the year 2035.

World record transfer fees projection