Barcelona Signing Paul Pogba Would ‘Make Us Happy’ – Gerard Pique
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has found it tough to get going once again this season. The player is failing to thrive under Jose Mourinho and this is impacting the club results.
Although he was one of the chief contributors for France at the World Cup, Manchester United are unable to get the best out of him. And this could leave the club with an option to sell him before the end of the transfer window. And FC Barcelona’s Gerard Pique has backed his club to sign Paul Pogba.
“I’m not too well-informed on what’s going on between [Pogba and Mourinho],” Pique said at an event on Monday. “He is a great player, that’s clear, and we will see in the future if he changes clubs.
“It would be good if he came [to Barcelona] and it would make us happy in the future, but we have to respect the fact he is a Manchester United player.”
The 25-year old was signed for a record €105 million back in 2016 by Manchester United. The fee is still a record in Premier League and was then the world record transfer fee for any player. However, Paul Pogba had failed to live up to the expectations of the fans under Jose Mourinho.
The duo found it tough to work together especially over the course of his second season. Jose Mourinho often benched him in favor of youngster Scott McTominay during the latter stages of last season. The relationship only seems to sour in recent weeks.
Barcelona – Long Time Admirers of Paul Pogba
The Spanish giants first tried to sign Paul Pogba back in 2015. However their massive €80 million bid was rejected by Juventus. The Red Devils secured his signing the following season.
With Barcelona trying to fill the void left by Andres Iniesta, Paul Pogba would be a great addition to the current midfield. Although they signed Arthur Melo and Arturo Vidal this summer, Pogba would be the impact signing for the club.
With Arturo Vidal and Ivan Rakitic on the wrong side of 30s, this could be Barcelona’s moment to seal a deal for Pogba. This would pair him perfectly with Phillipe Coutinho at Nou Camp for many years ahead.
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