Diego Forlan explains why £100 million is the right price for Paul Pogba

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The story of this summer’s transfer window undoubtedly proves the unrelenting Paul Pogba saga. It seems Manchester United’s quest for the Frenchman takes a new twist everyday.

What makes the intended move all the more incredible is the lucrative figures it involves. It’s understood that the Old Trafford based side will offer a world record fee of £100 million for the highly rated 23-year-old.

While few fail to acknowledge Pogba’s class and quality, the majority of supporters and pundits consider such a fee to be ridiculously excessive. It appears Diego Forlan believes quite the contrary however.


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Forlan, despite leaving Old Trafford 12 years ago, is never one to shy away from discussing matters at his old club.

The 37-year-old offered his insight on the Pogba saga in his column for UAE publication The National, as reported by The Mirror.

The Uruguayan stated: "Pogba’s a good player, I like him. He could well go onto become the best midfielder of his generation."

"Is he worth the figures being mentioned though? The answer: He’s worth whatever any club is willing to pay for him."

Consequently, the ex-Atletico Madrid forward is seemingly in favour of an incredible £100 million being splashed out by United. This certainly comes as a surprise considering Real Madrid snapped up Cristiano Ronaldo for £20 million less in 2009.

Paul Scholes

On the Pogba topic, Forlan was also keen to reference ex-Manchester United midfielders that the 23-year-old will be trying to emulate. The Uruguayan was particularly keen to wax lyrical about club legend Paul Scholes:

"If Paul Pogba is to cost €120 million (£100m), imagine how much Manchester United would have needed to pay for Paul Scholes? The midfielder was the best player that I ever played with – by a distance."

"United were lucky in that Scholes had no need or desire to leave the club when he was a player.”

So while most people will be left scratching their heads at the weighty price tag of Pogba’s impending move, Forlan certainly won’t be one of them. It seems the 37-year-old is keen for his old club to snap up the midfielder, no matter the price.

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