Manchester United have reportedly submitted a bid of €100 million for Paul Pogba and are now considered ahead of Real Madrid in the race for his signature.
Pogba has been tipped to leave Juventus this summer but few teams are willing to cough up the money the Italian club want for his services.
Manchester City have been ruled out of the running, Barcelona don’t have the funds to sanction such a deal without selling one of their other world class players and Bayern Munich have an abundance of midfield talent, which leaves Real Madrid and Man United as the only other clubs possibly capable of splashing the cash on the exceptional young talent.
Having left United four years ago, the French midfielder is said to be hesitant to rejoin a club he couldn’t get playing time at when he felt he was ready to move into a starting role.
His development in the last few years will ensure, however, that he is not only a starter but the centre of Jose Mourinho’s team should he decide to join and the reports also say he has talked to the new Man United manager about the direction he wants to take the club and Pogba’s role within those plans.
United do not have Champions League football but the chance to play in the most watched league in the world and to be at the centre of Mourinho’s rebuilding plans may be too good to turn down.
The 23-year-old would be on wages of £192,000 per week and would play a vital role in helping the club get back to their former glory days if he opted for an Old Trafford move.