It’s purely an opinion but, from the outside looking in, it appears that Juventus are a club who are prepared to do business for any player – at the right price.
And they currently have some of the best players in the world in their side. Arturo Vidal is of course a wonderful midfielder, if somewhat beset by injury issues, and Manchester United were strongly linked all last summer.
But the real jewel in the crown is perhaps their 21 year old dynamo Paul Pogba. The Frenchman was one of the stars of The World Cup and, despite his tender age, he’s already regularly bossing games in Italy.
Of course, Serie A isn’t what it used to be and you would imagine that Pogba would want to test himself in England or Spain before too long. Manchester United famously had him on their books a few years back but club and player perhaps fell out over contractual demands and the lad soon left for Italy, where he has been a revelation – to the obvious chagrin of Manchester United. Particularly as the midfield has been one of their weakest points over the last few years.
They, along with Chelsea have once more been credited with a serious interest in the player, as The Express reports:
Man Utd and Chelsea to battle for £70m Paul Pogba next summer
We have seen the new FiFa Fairplay rules bite over the last year as clubs with previously limitless budgets have had to balance their books. At present, Chelsea might only be able to afford the vast sums being mooted if they first sold a player or two.
With far greater revenues, Manchester Untied would be better placed to find that sort of money. But would they pay £70m for a guy they sold for peanuts a few years ago? That’s a lot of pride to swallow.
With that in mind we think that Chelsea may be the frontrunners for the signature of the Frenchman. He could slot in alongside Nemanja Matic or play further forward. He’s a brilliant player. But whether he’s worth £70m, even in today’s market, is highly questionable.
Let’s see him in action. Manchester United and Chelsea fans: worth the cash?