Manchester United transfer news: Paul Pogba would cost £60million to buy back - reports
Pogba left the club two years ago but is willing to listen to offers
Sunday 08 June 2014
Manchester United will have to pay £60million if they want to resign Paul Pogba, according to his current club Juventus.
This latest price tag would mean Juve would receive a huge profit on the player who is believed to be happy in Italy but willing to listen to offers.
According to the Observer, United are targeting Kevin Stootman from Roma and making several attempts to see if Juventus would consider parting with Pogba, as part of the summer rebuild at Old Trafford.
Pogba left the club in bitter circumstances two years ago but has since blossomed in Italy and was a key man in David Moyes’ plan to improve United’s midfield before he was sacked as manager.
Moyes was believed to want Bayern Munich’s Toni Kroos and Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas along with Pogba to bring class and power to United’s midfield.
Now, under new manager Louis van Gaal, rumours of Kroos and Fabregas have cooled but the Dutchman is still interested in acquiring Pogba as well but questions remain over the player’s attitude.
Pogba left United as a 19-year-old on bad terms and has since found regular football in Italy but still seems unsatisfied, raising concerns over his commitment and appetite.
Despite issues, United have continued to persevere with their pursuit of the player, reasoning that, even though it would a gamble, Pogba’s age and talent could be worth it.
As well as Pogba, Van Gaal is believed to be targeting the German trio of Mats Hummels, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Thomas Muller.
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