If Paul Pogba leaves Juventus, it won’t be on the cheap. Juventus has rejected a $111 million bid from Manchester United for the French midfielder, stating they want MORE money.
Manchester United’s $111 million deal would be the most expensive transfer of all time. Their offer tops the $110 million Real Madrid paid to get Gareth Bale in 2013.
Despite Bale’s obvious superiority, Juventus is rumored to be seeking $132 million for Pogba and not a dollar less.
$111 million is an insane amount of money to pay for Pogba. He’s good, but he isn’t that good. He’s not even the best French midfielder for sale right now.
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) July 12, 2016
Moussa Sissoko was heads and tails better than Pogba in the Euro final against Portugal.
Not that you can extrapolate a player’s true merit from one performance, but Sissoko put on a clinic, galloping forward through Portugal’s defense like a Dothraki horselord.
Even in today’s inflated transfer market, you can’t tell me Pogba is worth $100 million. The $132 million Juventus is asking for him is absurd. Volcano insurance is a better deal than that.
If I were Juve, I’d want to hold on to Pogba, but not as much as I’d want $100 million plus in cash. You can go out and get 3 or 4 quality players with that.
Juventus might have the Italian league in a chokehold, but they haven’t won a Champions League since 1996. If they want to win Europe’s biggest prize with Buffon between the sticks, they should sell Pogba and invest in players who can bring them a title.