Pogba looks to re­turn to Man U

The Myanmar Times - - Sport -

JU­VEN­TUS’ French mid­field star Paul Pogba looks set to be the sub­ject of a £100 mil­lion (US$130 mil­lion) bid by his for­mer club, English Premier League gi­ants Manch­ester United, Bri­tish me­dia re­ported yes­ter­day.

The 23-year-old will cost United dearly as he left them for Ju­ven­tus for noth­ing in July 2012 af­ter mak­ing just a hand­ful of ap­pear­ances, prompt­ing then-man­ager Alex Fer­gu­son to slam him for show­ing no re­spect to the club.

Pogba was an in­te­gral part of the France side that reached the Euro 2016 fi­nal al­though his per­for­mance in the 1-0 loss to Por­tu­gal re­ceived a pan­ning.

How­ever, the present United regime are pre­pared to let by­gones be by­gones and throw money at Pogba, who has played a cru­cial role for Ju­ven­tus in their dom­i­nance of the do­mes­tic scene in the past few sea­sons.

His ar­rival would com­plete new man­ager Jose Mour­inho’s spend­ing for the up­com­ing sea­son.

The usu­ally well-in­formed Daily Mail sug­gests that United will lodge a bid and that se­nior play­ers are con­fi­dent Pogba will be re­turn­ing to the club, whilst The Daily Mir­ror says United are clos­ing in on the play­maker terming him the “£100 mil­lion man”.

The Daily Star have a slightly dif­fer­ent take in claim­ing United have al­ready had an £85 mil­lion open­ing gam­bit re­jected and that United’s ex­ec­u­tive vice chair Ed Wood­ward has re­mained in Eng­land to try and seal the deal rather than trav­el­ling to China for the club’s China pre-sea­son friendly tour­na­ment with city ri­vals Manch­ester City and Ger­man heavy­weights Borus­sia Dort­mund.

For some the omens are good as it was on this date in 2012 Fer­gu­son per­suaded the United board to part with £24m to lure Dutch star and Ar­se­nal cap­tain Robin van Per­sie away from their ri­vals – he went on to more than re­ward the United faith­ful with 30 goals that sea­son as the Red Devils stormed to the ti­tle. –

Photo: AFP

France’s mid­fielder Paul Pogba re­acts dur­ing the last min­utes of the Euro 2016 fi­nal foot­ball match be­tween France and Por­tu­gal.

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