Last season Paul Pogba opted to stay at Juventus where he has now won the Seria A for the 4th time in 4 years. It had been reported that Pogba bought a house in Barcelona earlier on in the year. He has been linked with quite a few clubs over the years but realistically there are only a hand full of clubs who can afford him and less who are willing to actually pay so much for him. It seems at the moment it is a two horse race between Real Madrid and Manchester United. It seems Manchester United are winning the race and for many reasons:
They have the money to spend
They are desperate
They have no other quality options in Midfield
Real Madrid have made it a tradition to accumulate top quality players season after season and with the 4-3-3 formation they play it would mean rather leaving one of Modric or Kroos on the bench or playing Pogba as a defensive midfielder and not only limiting his game drastically but possibly leaving the player unhappy.
At Manchester United, the team will be built around him which will not be the case at Real Madrid. Not to mention, Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola happens to be the same agent of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
Now of course Juventus will not want to or need to sell Pogba. If they did, it should be mentioned that even though he is not of the same quality Juventus have signed Pjanic who is a great player in his own right.
Whatever team Paul Pogba plays for will certainly have a star on their hands and at the age of 23, he certainly has a big future in football.
Chelsea sold Matic to Benfica for £5m and bought him years later for £22m but if Manchester United buy Paul Pogba for over £100m after letting him go on a free, it will be the biggest buy back in history.
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With Mourinho as the manager I don’t think he cares too much about net profits or the financial side of the game, if Manchester United have the funds then he will certainly spend them, he’s been this way at every club he’s been at and United gave hundreds of millions to both Moyes and Van Gaal and with the increase in revenue they show no signs of slowing down.
The possibility of signing one of the world’s most sort after players is something Jose, Manchester United and the Premier League welcomes with open arms and if they do pull this off it certainly changes the balance of the title race in the premier league.