Paul Pogba reveals he is learning Spanish

Published 2 Comments

Football News

Paul Pogba has revealed that Juventus team-mate Fernando Llorente is teaching him Spanish, opening up suggestions over a possible move to La Liga.

The France international is fast becoming one of the most sought after footballers in the world and his agent admitted this week that he could leave Turin in the next 18 months. Any deal would probably break the current transfer record set by Gareth Bale in 2013.

That immediately makes Real Madrid favourites, who are no strangers to breaking the world transfer record. They have done it five successive times running all the way back to their deal for Luis Figo in 2000.

Carlo Ancelotti's chances of signing the player have now taken a massive boost after Pogba himself admitted he is taking informal Spanish lessons with Juventus striker Llorente. The media savvy 21-year-old did also insist he was happy in Turin in the same interview.

Spanish lessons

"I'm very happy in Turin," the 21-year-old told 'Filo Diretto' on JTV. "It's a perfect city.

"I love to live every day to the fullest. When I'm not busy with the team, I like to watch television or go out with my friends, Juve full-back Patrice Evra and forward Fernando Llorente.

"It's thanks to Llorente that I'm learning Spanish."

Premier League interest

However, Manchester United are reportedly ready to compete with Los Blancos and proved they have the funds to break their own transfer record by signing Angel Di Maria last summer. Louis van Gaal has an almost limitless supply of funds at Old Trafford and a deal for Pogba would be popular amongst fans.

Chelsea are also rumoured to be interested but Jose Mourinho has continually stressed that the Blues are close to breaking Uefa's financial fair play regulations. The signings of Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa were only made possible by the sale of David Luiz while their imminent purchase of Juan Cuadrado is likely to be funded by the sale of Andre Schurrle.

Pogba could cost in excess of £100 million, all but ruling out Chelsea unless they can sell off some rather significant first team stars. The same is likely to be true of Manchester City, who have been linked with a move for Pogba, but were fined £49 million by Uefa last summer for breaching FFP rules.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Paul Pogba
Premier League
Manchester United
Transfer News

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again