Jamie Redknapp: Man City need to sign Paul Pogba to rival Chelsea

Jamie Redknapp believes Juventus star Paul Pogba could be Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure's natural successor

Jamie Redknapp believes Manchester City need to sign Paul Pogba to keep pace with rivals Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United ahead of next season.

The Citizens have dropped down to fourth place in the Premier League table over the past couple of weeks after a run of three defeats in their last five games.

City would probably have to break the transfer record for midfielders to sign him

Jamie Redknapp

Pogba has been heavily linked with a move to the English top-flight over the course of the campaign amid reports Chelsea and United are keen on the France international.

However, former Liverpool midfielder Redknapp reckons City need to dig deep into their coffers to fund a big-money move for Pogba, who could be Yaya Toure’s natural successor.

Redknapp told Sky Sports: “If I was City, Pogba is the man I’d go after to fill Toure’s spot.

“It’s hard not to be impressed by the Juventus midfielder. He’s a fantastic talent who can do everything. Players like him don’t come along very often and at 22 years old he has a huge future in front of him.

“City would probably have to break the transfer record for midfielders to sign him but with Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal all set to be stronger next season, they need to pull out the stops.”

Pogba has scored seven goals and has made two assists in 22 Serie A appearances this season, whilst the talented youngster has scored one goal in the Champions League.

More: Pogba’s agent: I’ve received 2,000 calls over Juventus star

The France midfielder has won two Italian top-flight crowns following his move to Turin from United on a free transfer in 2012.

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