Paul Pogba's £100million price tag mocked after Euro 2016 final

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It's fair to say the final of Euro 2016 wasn't one of the classics.

Cristiano Ronaldo's tears were the main talking point until Eder got the winning goal in the second half of extra time, but there was one other player who came under the spotlight - and for all the wrong reasons.

With Sky Sports reporting that Paul Pogba is now set to join Manchester United in a £100million deal this summer, the eyes of Europe were always going to be keeping a watchful eye on the Juventus superstar's performance.


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The man who is poised to become the world's most expensive player had the perfect opportunity to prove why he's worth the big bucks, with rumours abounding that he will be offered £300,000 a week if he moves to Old Trafford.

Twitter reacts 

Sadly, he blew it, failing to provide any sort of a spark for France.

The hosts disappointed, but while many of their big names couldn't make the impact they would have liked on the final, their enigmatic midfielder was always going to bear the brunt of the criticism because of his imminent transfer.

Here's how Twitter reacted:

Even his admirers were finding it hard to defend him, suggesting that while he perhaps has the potential to become a world-class talent, he's a little way off right now.

Deschamps' mistake 

France boss Didier Deschamps deployed Pogba in a more defensive role than usual, but he looked out-of-sorts. If Jose Mourinho is thinking about parking the bus with Pogba involved, he can think again, as it seemed like a terrible waste.

In fact, it wasn't just his performance on the night that came under fire.

Of course, there were also those who pleaded with the internet to be calm, and maybe watch Pogba for Juventus over the last two seasons, rather than basing opinions on the 23-year-old over seven games.

The former United prodigy was tipped to be one of the players of the tournament, but instead offered just one goal, which came in the 5-2 mauling of Iceland, and one assist that looked like a miskick.

Crazy money 

£100million does sound like crazy money, but in an inflated transfer market, it's unlikely he'll be the last player to cost that kind of money.

Yet, it seems many have already made up their minds on United's potential signing.

It will take a lot of convincing for him to win these fans over, but you wouldn't put it past him.

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