Harry Redknapp: Why Man United shouldn’t pay £100m for Paul Pogba
Harry Redknapp says he wouldn't spend £100m on Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba
Harry Redknapp says Manchester United shouldn’t pay £100m for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba this summer.
The France international has been one of the most-coveted midfielders in European football over the past couple of seasons following an impressive spell at Juventus.
Pogba has won four successive Serie A titles, the Coppa Italia twice and finished as a Champions League runner-up in 2015 following a 3-1 loss to Barcelona.
The 23-year-old quit United to join Serie A champions Juventus in 2012 after Pogba struggled to secure first-team football under Red Devils legend Sir Alex Ferguson.
According to Spanish media outlet AS, Jose Mourinho is closing in on the £102m signing of Pogba after United agreed a deal in principle with the Italian side for the midfielder.
However, Redknapp explained why he believes the United owners could be loath to cough up a world-record fee for Pogba in the summer transfer window despite the midfielder’s talent.
“If I was the owners of Manchester United, I’d be very aggrieved in that we actually let him go on a free transfer and we’ve now got to pay 100 million to get him back,” Redknapp told BetSafe.
“I don’t think I’d like that, I think my pride would stop me from paying a player 100 million when we gave him away.”
Pogba has scored 34 times in 178 appearances in all competitions for Juventus during his four-year stay in Turin.
United have signed three players in the summer transfer window so far, completing deals for Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.