Paul Pogba isn’t expected to sign for Manchester United before the end of this week, despite reports in Spain claiming otherwise.
Spanish newspaper AS have reported the deal could be finalised today, but other reports suggest next Monday appears to be the earliest date the French midfielder’s world-record transfer from Juventus will be finalised.
Nevertheless, The Sun have jumped the gun by adding Pogba as a United player on their Premier League Fantasy Football game for the 2016-17 season.
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Like most of the UK’s bookmakers, who have suspended betting on the 23-year-old returning to Old Trafford, The Sun appear convinced it’s a done deal and now a question of when, rather than if, he’ll sign.
On Tuesday, Pogba was filmed telling a couple of Juventus fans in the United States that he’ll be staying in Turin. But it would be a big surprise if the transfer failed to materialise now.
Pogba will cost Dream Team players £6m
If you want to add Pogba to your team ahead of the big kick-off later this month, he’ll cost you £6 million.
That’s the same price as the current PFA Premier League Player of the Year, Riyad Mahrez, and Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil.
But it’s cheaper than Manchester City playmaker David Silva and Chelsea winger Eden Hazard, who are both valued at £6.5 million.
Pogba could be a good buy on Fantasy Football
Pogba, provided Jose Mourinho gives him license to venture forwards, could be a shrewd investment for Fantasy Football managers this season.
In 33 Serie A appearances for Juventus last term, the France international scored eight goals and registered 12 assists.
One of Pogba’s biggest assets is his ability to hit the target from long range - and it would be a waste of his talent if, like Didier Deschamps at Euro 2016, Mourinho uses him in a deeper role.
However, one of the reasons United are prepared to smash the world record on the player is because of his versatility.
Pogba can play as a holding midfielder, if required; an orthodox central midfielder or an advanced playmaker.
He will significantly strengthen United’s spine this season, while his imminent signing is expected to see the Red Devils installed as the new Premier League title favourites.
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