Arsene Wenger comments on Man United’s signing of Paul Pogba again
Arsene Wenger discusses Manchester United's world-record transfer to sign Paul Pogba
Arsene Wenger has admitted that Paul Pogba “ticks all the boxes” for Manchester United following his big-money transfer to Old Trafford this week.
The Red Devils finally confirmed the arrival of the France midfielder on a five-year contract in the early hours of Tuesday morning after relentless speculation linking him with a move back to Old Trafford throughout the summer.
Pogba’s world record transfer fee has raised plenty of eyebrows, especially considering that United let him leave to join Juventus back in the summer of 2012 for next to nothing.
However, Wenger believes that the 23-year-old France international will end up being a top signing for Jose Mourinho’s side ahead of the return of the Premier League this weekend.
Wenger told Sky Sports: “The value of a player is dependent on his talent, the expected strengthening of the team, his age and of course his resale value.
“When you speak about Pogba, it ticks all these boxes – but we are in a system that we don’t master. We have to follow the prices paid by other people.
“That has gone up because the availability of money is much higher. That’s why we may have crossed the £100m bar for the first time.”
Arsenal – who finished second last season – kick off their Premier League campaign at home to Liverpool on Sunday, while Manchester United travel to Bournemouth earlier on the same day.