Pogba price tag 'can be forgotten'
Ray Parlour believes Paul Pogba's £100m price tag will be quickly forgotten if he can help deliver the Premier league title. Sky sources understand Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has begun negotiations with Juventus that could see Pogba return to Old Trafford in a world-record deal worth £100m.Real Madrid have also been credited with a serious interest in the France midfielder but his acquisition could prove decisive in United's bid to reclaim the Premier League crown, according to Parlour.
The ex-Manchester United star believes only players like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are worthy of such a gigantic price-tag, insisting the midfielder is not at that level.
Pogba is ‘nowhere worth near £ 86m’ according to Pau; Scholes who described the Manchester City buy Ilkay Gundogan as a bargain.
Paul Scholes believes Manchester United will be paying over the odds if they sign Paul Pogba from Juventus for a world-record transfer fee.
Goal understands the 23-year-old is now close to joining United for €110m (£92m) from Juventus, who he joined on a free transfer in 2012.
Fowler: Pogba is overrated and selfish
The former England striker has launched a scathing attack on the Manchester United target, claiming the £100m price-tag is way too much for the 23-year-oldIn a brutally honest column written ahead of Les Bleus’ showpiece with Portugal on Sunday, the former England striker also branded the £100m-rated Juventus midfielder as a ‘selfish’ player who doesn’t score a lot of goals.
Scholes , who departed United in 2013, saw Pogba 's potential as a teenager at the club but believes the 23-year-old is not worth a world-record fee. Massimiliano Allegri says Paul Pogba is a Juventus player for now. "He was a very talented young player, I played with him and I knew how good he was
Scholes is a fan of Pogba ’s abilities but feels such a hefty price tag would suggest he is at the same level as I just don’t think he is a player worth £ 100 m -plus right now. “For that money, you would need a player who scores “I haven’t seen much of Mkhitaryan but he seems to be a good player,” he said .
Scholes is a fan of Pogba's abilities but feels such a hefty price tag would suggest he is at the same level as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, and he does not believe the France international can be considered as good as the Barcelona and Real Madrid stars just yet.
"He was a very talented player," Scholes told reporters when discussing Pogba's fledgling United days. "I played with him quite a lot.
"If you ask me, at that time his agent was asking for a lot of money for a player who did not play first-team football except once or twice.
"Okay, he has gone on to great things and there was a massive improvement in him. I just don't think he is a player worth £100m-plus right now.
"For that money, you would need a player who scores 50-plus goals a season, like Ronaldo or Messi. Pogba is not there yet."
Scholes: Pogba not worth £86m
Former Manchester United star Paul Scholes has questioned whether the club should spend so much for Paul Pogba.Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has questioned whether the club should spend so much on Paul Pogba, arguing the Juventus star is not in the same league as Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi.
But Scholes , who was a Manchester United player when Pogba was coming up through the ranks at the club - before departing for Italy on a free transfer - says such a fee outweighs the player’s ability. “I just don’t think he is worth £ 86m. For that sort of money, you want someone who is going to score 50
Scholes is a fan of Pogba ’s abilities but feels such a hefty price tag would suggest he is at the same level as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, and he does not believe the France international can be “He was a very talented player,” Scholes told reporters when discussing Pogba ’s fledgling United days.
Jose Mourinho has added Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan to his attacking options for the forthcoming season and Scholes feels both men will have points to prove.
"I haven't seen much of Mkhitaryan but he seems to be a good player," he said.
"With Ibrahimovic, he was playing at PSG and there were a lot of chances created and it was easy to score in that league.
"Is the United team as good as the PSG team? Not yet, maybe it will be. So in this league he will have to do a lot himself to score goals."
Nevertheless, Scholes suggested rivals Manchester City might have snared the most impressive buy between the clubs so far this close season by persuading Ilkay Gundogan - the Germany international midfielder who is still recuperating from a knee injury - to join from Borussia Dortmund.
"He is a very good player if he can stay fit," he added. "I have seen a lot of him with Dortmund. He has had a lot of injury problems but he can be fantastic if he can be fit.
"[Buying Gundogan] for about €20m - that's a steal, these days."
Jose drops fresh Pogba hint .
Jose Mourinho says Man Utd will make at least one more summer signing, and wants the deal done soon - but he won't discuss if it will be Paul Pogba.Jose Mourinho says Manchester United will make at least one more summer signing, and wants the deal done soon - but he is not yet prepared to discuss if Paul Pogba is the player in question.