Paul Pogba happy that Neymar wants him to join Barcelona

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Paul Pogba has admitted he was flattered to see a player like Neymar say he was good enough to play for Barcelona but is completely focussed on finishing the season with Juventus.

The 23-year-old has been widely tipped to leave Turin in the summer with Barcelona just one of a number of clubs interested in signing him.

Despite an ongoing cash flow problem and a reported €100m asking price, Barcelona's interest in Pogba is as strong as ever. That much was made clear by their Brazilian forward Neymar, who put on the charm offensive towards the midfielder in a recent interview.

The Brazil captain said: "Paul Pogba - he is a player who would fit in well here at Barcelona.

"I would like to have Pogba's shirt. He’s young, I like how he plays, how he behaves. I'd love to swap shirts with him."


And it seems the feeling might well be mutual. Pogba was happy to admit that Neymar's words made him blush, but was also keen to reiterate his commitment to the Old Lady.

"It's nice that a great player like Neymar appreciates me," the France international told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"Everyone wants to play with the champions, but I'm happy at Juventus and I'm focused on winning the Scudetto."

Summer move

But if Pogba wants to move to Barcelona, he may have to wait a while for an offer to come in. The Nou Camp club are believed to be struggling to balance the books; a claim made evident by their ongoing strain to renew Lionel Messi's contract.

Meanwhile, the cash-rich clubs, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain, are believed to be preparing big moves. A move back to France will no doubt be attractive for the Les Bleus star but the chance to work under Pep Guardiola at the Etihad, in a city he loves, may well be too good to turn down.

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