Where will Paul Pogba be plying his trade next season?
According to beIN Sports’ presenter Richard Keys, the French midfielder is likely to re-sign for Manchester United.
The TV anchor, who previously worked for Sky Sports, told his 250,000 Twitter followers on Sunday night that United believe they’ve won the race to sign the Juventus superstar.
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Keys added that Pogba wanted to join Barcelona, while Real Madrid can’t afford the money it would cost to sign the 23-year-old.
It’s been reported that United are prepared to make Pogba the first £100 million player. Furthermore, they’re willing to hand the midfielder a massive £250,000-a-week contract.
Keys: United think they've got Pogba
“Hearing that Utd think they've got Pogba,” Keys tweeted, to the delight of United supporters. “He wanted Barca. Real can't afford him - 100m + 250 grand a week. Watch this space #beINSports”
Pogba is the world's most sought-after midfielder
It’s four years since Pogba, frustrated by his lack of first-team opportunities under Sir Alex Ferguson, left United for Juventus.
During that time, the Frenchman has established his status as the best young central midfielder on the planet.
Pogba has admitted over the past couple of years that he still has a lot of affection for the Red Devils but it’s no secret that he was holding out for a move to one of La Liga’s big two.
That neither Barcelona nor Real Madrid are in a position to bring Pogba to Spain has opened the door for Manchester United.
And it seems the arrival of Jose Mourinho may have convinced Pogba to return to Old Trafford.
Big summer for United
Pogba, if Keys’ information is correct, would become United’s fourth major summer signing following the arrivals of Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, whose transfer from Borussia Dortmund is set to be confirmed either today or Tuesday.
Giggs is a fan of Pogba
One high-profile United fan who would be delighted with the arrival of Pogba is Ryan Giggs, who left the Red Devils after 29 years over the weekend.
"He's a talented player,” Giggs said in his role as a pundit on ITV Sport, per the Manchester Evening News. “He can shoot with both feet, pass the ball with both feet and you don't realise how big he is.
"Physically he's immense, he's strong, he's quick, and he's got everything. He has got everything."
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