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£200m signing won’t be long, says Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger expects transfer fees to keep rising following Paul Pogba’s world-record move to Manchester United.

Asked how long it would be until a club pays up to £200m as a transfer fee, the Arsenal boss replied: “Not long.

“I have said that since I have been in the game that at some point it has to stop, but as long as football continues to develop and becomes more popular, more money will come in.

“What is interesting to see is that today, you have a local business and you just want to survive or you have a world business and the money comes in, whether it is Google, Facebook, football or any other sport, they are worldwide so you can’t set any limitations on the income.

“If football continues to be popular it may become much higher in the future.”

To date, Arsenal’s most expensive signing ever was Mesut Ozil, who cost £42.5m when he arrived from Real Madrid in 2013.

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