Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba could be the target of England’s top club’s after Massimiliano Allegri admitted the club would be powerless to decline a large transfer offer.
The former Manchester United youngster recently completed an impressive trophy winning season in Italy and is currently being targeted by clubs such as Man City and Barcelona.
Regarded as one of the world’s biggest talents, Allegri’s comments may have attracted many more clubs to Pogba, who is estimated at a value of £80m.
Speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport, Allegri said: “This is a club decision and not a managerial one, but certainly it’s hard to say no to some figures, but if Paul stays he must do so with the right attitude and without regret because what we’ve achieved this season is only the beginning.”
Louis van Gaal has already revealed his intentions to sign a right sided midfielder in the No.6 role, so Pogba certainly ticks that box.
With improving central midfielders such as Ander Herrera, Marouane Fellaini and Daley Blind, it may be difficult to justify such a heavy price tag but Pogba is widely considered one of the best in the world in his position.
United have the funds to spend big this summer once again. Although the thought of spending £80m on a player who left on a free transfer only a few years ago leaves a sour taste in the month, it is money the club has thanks to its numerous sponsors, so who cares how it is spent so long as it is invested back into the team.
Pogba is available for the right price this summer, that much is obvious, but whether any club will meet Juventus’ valuation is a different matter altogether.