Real Madrid, as they so often do, will scupper any hopes the Premier League’s big boys have of landing Paul Pogba with reports according to the Mirror that they are readying a whooping £78m bid that will all but blow every other away.
Anyone who’s seen Pogba over the past three seasons at Turin would continue to wonder how United ever let him go but even his performances this season have seen him ascend to an entirely new level. A well taken goal at home to Verona on Sunday made it the third consecutive game in which he’s scored and to think he’s not even yet as old as the more established Krooses and Toures in the business of bossing the midfield means he’s one hot prospect too good to overlook.
Perhaps now penitent and coupled with a desperate search for some commanding presence in midfield, United have reportedly rekindled a fondness for Pogba but Arsene Wenger is a known admirer who won’t sit back and let him just walk past and straight to Old Trafford.
Wenger, who has publicly admitted his admiration for Pogba, has found himself in a precarious situation with his midfielders who continue to show the appearance of not being able to stay away from injuries. Even as a strong balanced team owes much to consistency in midfield, Pogba surely stands out as one of the fittest box-to-box players in the game today, and it could be on his mind to make a real move to get him this time, after not being able in the past.
“We were interested in Pogba when he was at Manchester” Wenger has been quoted as saying.
“We tried to get him, but it was complicated. I was surprised to see Manchester let him go. We did not have the right to contact him”.
Obviously Madrid are not on the same level with most of Europe when it comes to the ability to spend on whomever they want.
Ridiculous amounts have they splashed on Ronaldo, Bale and James Rodriguez and it’s not like they are not reaping the results anyway. They already have a midfield that boasts Toni Kroos and Luka Modric with little room for a player of the abilities of Sami Khedira but there is no doubt that Pogba will struggle not to get into Carlo Ancelotti’s team.
In a sense, Pogba himself may be keen to move to the Premier League but Juve are not the richest club in the world and could consider the benefits of a staggering Madrid offer. Wenger would love to have Pogba but will he pay that much for him?
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