Graeme Souness makes bold claim about Man United and Paul Pogba
Graeme Souness is not impressed by Manchester United's pursuit of Paul Pogba...
Graeme Souness does not believe that signing Paul Pogba in a £100m deal will represent value for money for Manchester United.
The Red Devils are set to conclude the signing of the France midfielder after relentless speculation throughout the summer linking him with a move to Old Trafford.
United announced on Sunday afternoon that Juventus had given the player permission to undergo a medical at the club as he closes in on a return to Old Trafford.
Pogba left United to join Juventus for next to nothing back in 2012 after being deemed surplus to requirements by Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford.
However, Souness does not feel that the 23-year-old midfielder is worth as much as £100m.
Writing in his column for the Sunday Times, Souness said: “For £100m, you expect the finished article, a game-changer.
“Paul Pogba’s not that. He has the potential to be a top midfield player, but that still wouldn’t put him in that price bracket,’ writes Souness in his column.
“I’ve seen him live for Juventus in a European Cup final and semi-final against Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively and haven’t seen him getting hold of a game by the scruff of the neck.
“He was unconvincing at Euro 2016. You can get caught up in what a wonderful athlete he is but he ain’t going to be Luis Suarez, getting 40 goals a season.
“I see a decent all-round midfielder with some fancy footwork. I understand why Manchester United are buying him, but I question the price.”
United are currently gearing up for their first season under new manager Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford after he was appointed as Louis van Gaal’s successor back in May.