Paul Pogba is the talk of the town at the moment with a potential £1oom move to Manchester United on the cards.
The former United youth player left Old Trafford in 2012 after a lack of playing time, but has established himself as one of the top players in the game at Juventus despite being just 23.
With the business conducted with Mino Raiola this summer already, United are set to add a third Raiola client to their books and resign the French midfielder even if they have to make him the most expensive player in the world.
Of course people have baulked at the price tag, even more so following his performance in the finals of the European Championships at the weekend where he was a passenger in a deeper role that limited his influence on the game.
But Football Fanzone’s Jason Cundy isn’t convinced that he should be judged off this performance and firmly believes that the midfielder is worth the £100m Man United are seemingly ready to shell out:
It seems like Jose is desperate for Pogba, and has told the money men at Old Trafford to pay whatever it takes to get him.
It looks like United want to make him an offer he can’t refuse and with Real Madrid pulling out, seemingly unwilling to match them, it is now up to Juventus who are reportedly ready to offer him a new deal to keep him in Turin, to better United’s offer.
A lot has been made of the reported £100m price tag, but are we not at a stage where the ‘Is he worth it?’ convo has gone out of the window?
If he joins United and they do the business, winning trophies and making money on the back of his name the fee becomes an aside. Another to consider is that a player is worth as much as a club is willing to pay so if United think £100m is reasonable then yes, he is worth it. The same was said of Cristiano Ronaldo when he went for £80m and then started scoring 40-50 plus goals a season and Luis Suarez who has won 2 La Liga titles and the Champions League in his 2 years at the Nou Camp following his £65m move from Liverpool.
Pogba completely changes the dynamics of any midfield, yes he had a poor final but you imagine that if he gets him, Jose will have him playing further forward or getting into those positions.
It’s quite frightening to think what Jose could do with him if he has him for the next 6 years at Old Trafford.