FC Barcelona will not be signing Juventus’ youth sensation Paul Pogba this summer, club President Josep Bartomeu confirmed. It was specualted by the media that the treble winners might rope in the French midfielder this summer spending a huge sum of money.
A few weeks back it came to limelight that Barcelona had already placed an initial bid but the Old Lady had rejected it. After that Barcelona shifted their focus to Ateltico Madrid’s Turkish midfielder Arda Turan and signed him on 6th July to bolster the midfield. Barcelona manager Luis Enrique was particularly keen on signing the midfielder and it was done successfully.
After making a big signing, Josep Bartomeu clarified their stance on Paul Pogba transfer. He said: “We will not buy Pogba this year.
“We are not planning with him for next season. He is not part of our sporting plans for 2015-16 at this stage.”
FC Barcelona are currently serving a ban after being found guilty of irregularities in the sgning of youngsters from overseas last year. This restricts them to officially field any new signing until January 2016.
Juventus wanted have primarily disclosed two offers. One for Barcelona and one for Chelsea. For Chelsea the offer was €50m and Oscar for Pogba and for Barcelona it €80m and €10m add-ons during the course of the season.
Now with the President’s verdict all the transfer rumours regarding Pogba to Barcelona has been put to rest.