Manchester United fans are so desperate to see a huge star sign for the club that they have found a reason to believe Paul Pogba is joining the Red Devils.
Pogba hasn’t admitted his desire to leave Juventus for Old Trafford. He hasn’t handed in a transfer inquest, nor have United made a bid that Juve simply can’t refuse.
No. The reason why United fans are optimistic Pogba will soon don a red shirt is because he has signed for Adidas.
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The sportswear giants announced on Wednesday that the 23-year-old has become their newest client.
To celebrate the deal, which is reportedly worth £31 million, Adidas announced they are releasing a new boot “created for and alongside” the French star.
David Beckham was one of the first to congratulate Pogba, posting a picture of his label mate on Instagram alongside the caption: “I played my whole career with adidas where I created so many special memories with this brand. Enjoy every moment of the adventure, I wish you all the best!”
Manchester United fans responded to the news by putting two and two together. United are also represented by Adidas so, with Pogba on board, some fans naively believe a deal is almost a certainty.
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This makes no sense. One, Juventus are already sponsored by Adidas so, if anything, Pogba’s ties to his parent club are strengthened.
And if his signing with the German company means he is going to leave for another Adidas-represented club, it will likely be Real Madrid.
Real, not United, is a step up
Real, unlike Manchester United, would be a step up for Pogba. The Spanish club are among the best three in Europe, while the Red Devils are unlikely to be playing Champions League football next season.
Added to that is Pogba’s acrimonious departure from United in 2012. The France international made just three first team appearances before he was allowed to leave by Sir Alex Ferguson, a decision that the Scot surely regrets.
Pogba even compared his time in England to being like a holiday.
“People need to know that nothing at Juve is easy,” Pogba told Italian newspaper La Stampa, per the Daily Mail.
“There is a different culture of work compared to elsewhere. I was at Manchester and it seemed like being on holiday.
“Here we work so much. All these titles, we didn't steal them. It was by working right to the end."
Scholes wants Pogba at United
Paul Scholes recently included the star midfielder, who was voted to the FIFA FIFPro World XI last year, among his list of players United must sign.
But, currently sixth in the Premier League and on the verge of an exit from the Europa League, they must first step up their game.