Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba is one of the world’s most sought after footballers, and is almost 100% certain to leave the Turin based club this summer with Chelsea, Real Madrid and his former club Manchester United interested in bringing the talented midfielder back to Old Trafford.
In this morning’s edition the Daily Express says that Arsenal has now joined the race for the French international, and that the Gunners are prepared to meet the Italian champion’s £80 million valuation of their star player.
With talk already linking him with a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid, his agent Mino Raiola when talking to Spanish sports newspaper Marca said: “For me, he is the flagship of a new generation, the star, the leader. Today, there is nobody like Pogba. Including Barca, there are only seven clubs that can afford him.”
When asked who will buy Pogba the Italian agent said: “If they want Pogba, they can call me. I’m not going to call anyone there. He’s worth more than 100 million euros, but the price will be set by the club that buys him.
“I’m in contact with all of them, except Real Madrid. My name is not Jorge Mendes [the Portuguese agent who represents players including Cristiano Ronaldo, Pepe and James Rodriguez], who manages Real Madrid far too well.”
While £80 million may sound like a lot of money for Arsenal to spend the Express claims that Arsene Wenger wants a top quality man to run the midfield and is prepared to spend big in order to get his man.
Check out Pogba’s skills in the video below.