‘Scholes worth more than Pogba’
Diego Forlan says potential Manchester United signing Paul Pogba is nowhere near as valuable as Paul Scholes would have been.Diego Forlan says potential Manchester United signing Paul Pogba is nowhere near as valuable as Paul Scholes would have been in his prime.
Paul Scholes thinks France midfielder Paul Pogba is not worth a world-record transfer fee. 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.
Paul Scholes thinks Pogba left United to go Juventus for money back in 2012Credit: Getty Images. He told Sport Witness: "He was a very talented “Okay, he has gone on to great things. I think certainly there has been a lot of improvement. He needed to improve if he is going to be a player worth £ 86 m .
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.
Sky in Italy understand that Manchester United had an £85m bid for their former player rejected by Juventus on Tuesday.
However, United have reportedly been told by the Italian champions that a transfer fee in excess of £100m for the France midfielder would be accepted.
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.
Pogba not worth £100m, says Scholes
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 levelGoal 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.
But Scholes doesn’t see the value in such a transfer, having studied Pogba ’s character during their brief time together at Old Trafford. “OK, he has gone on to great things. I think certainly there has been a lot of improvement. He needed to improve if he’s going to be a player worth £ 86 million.
But Scholes doesn’t see the value in such a transfer, having studied Pogba ’s character during their brief time together at Old Trafford. “He was a very talented young player, I played with him and knew how good he was,” Scholes told Sport Witness, according Alice McKeegan from the Manchester
"He was a very talented young player, I played with him and I knew how good he was," said Scholes, who is playing in a futsal tournament in India.
"I just don't think he is worth £86m. For that sort of money, you want someone who is going to score 50 goals a season like Ronaldo or Messi. Pogba is nowhere near there yet."
Scholes also praised Manchester City's capture of Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan for a reported fee worth around £20m.
"I think Gundogan is a really impressive player," Scholes said. "I've seen a lot of him at Borussia Dortmund."
"If he can stay fit, I think he can be a fantastic player. I also think he is great value for the money Manchester City paid for him. I think he is a bargain."
Pogba is currently on holiday and will not return to Turin until August 6.
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Pogba is ‘nowhere worth near £ 86 m ’ according to Pau; Scholes who described the Manchester City buy Ilkay Gundogan as a bargain.
Scholes feels that only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are worth that kind of money. However, Scholes was astounded at the fact that Pogba could cost so much and stated that only the likes of Ballon d’Or winners Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo could command such an astronomical sum in
Payet: Pobga exceptional purchase .
Dimitri Payet has backed his France team-mate Paul Pobga to succeed at his next club, but is not sure he is worth £85million.Dimitri Payet is not sure whether Paul Pogba is worth £85million, but believes whoever buys the midfielder will be getting an exceptional player.