It’s always a hot topic among football fans – who is the best player in the world? Who is the best keeper/defender/midfielder/striker in the world right now? Who is the best manager in the world? Who is the best player of all time?
After an impressive few seasons for Juventus and some superb showings for his national side, there is a case to suggest Paul Pogba may be the best midfielder in the world right now.
Already you might be thinking “He’s wrong” and you may have someone else in mind who you think is better – but just hear this out.
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First of all, he’s been impressing for his club side Juventus. Ever since Man United let him go for absolutely nothing he’s been a key figure for the Old Lady and he’s become not only one of Juve’s best, but also one of the best in Serie A too.
He's been in Italy for over three years now and just seems to keep getting better and better. This year, he's played 25 times for Juve and bagged five goals.
In total, during his time at the club he has 26 goals in 108 games - a decent return for a central midfielder, but remember, Pogba isn't all about attacking and shouldn't just be judged by his goal tally.
He can set-up his teammates too with superb passes, crosses and through balls. This year, he's managed six assists and 21 in total during his time in Italy. They're some impressive stats indeed.
Success individually and with his club
But again, even ignoring his goals and assists, it's clear to see that he is a tremendous player. He's a valuable asset to the Old Lady and without him, they would lose a massive part of their squad.
Even more proof that he is a top player was shown when he was made to play out on the left in a game this year. Rather than let it faze him, the Frenchman thrived and put in a fantastic display, despite his side eventually losing. He was arguably one of the only Juve players in that game to actually put in a shift and perform well.
Look at what he has won already too: three Serie A titles, a Coppa Italia, two Supercopa Italiana and a runner-up in the Champions League.
Individually, he was voted FIFA World Cup Best Young Player in 2014 despite bundles of other talented youngsters appearing at the tournament like Neymar and he was only recently placed in the FIFA FIFPro World XI and the UEFA Team of the Year for 2015, alongside such greats as Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Andres Iniesta. Pogba is already mixing it with the world's best after what was a fantastic 2015 and he shows no signs of stopping.
We haven't even mentioned his displays for France yet. He's played 27 times for them so far, bagging five goals and he puts in as much effort with his national side as he does for his club. He's slowly beginning to establish himself as one of the main players for the French national side and don't be surprised if he is key to leading his side to glory on home soil in Euro 2016.
We can't forget that this boy is still only 22-years-old and he's already improved immensely since leaving Man United. Look how much he is grown and look at the player he has become already in just three years - he could have another 11+ years in football and at the rate he is improving, the sky is the limit for this young man.