Thierry Henry has urged his French compatriot Paul Pogba to return to the Premier League where he can become the best midfielder in the world.
The Arsenal legend has an intricate knowledge of English football having dominated the Premier League for years and believes Pogba, who has been the target of heavy interest from Manchester United, has the quality to become one of the leading midfielders in the world of football.
While a transfer might be still a way off, Henry says it would be exciting to have Pogba back in England plying his trade.
“Forget about France, I think he can be one of the best midfielders in history,” he said.
“He has the quality to do that. He needs to make sure he concentrates on what he can do well.
“Hopefully he can come back to the Premier League – it would be great for us and for whoever got him but he’s still a Juve player and they’re not going to let him go (easily).”
Capturing Paul Pogba would be an astonishing piece of business by Jose Mourinho, Ed Woodward and everyone at Man United. It would mean the club have regained much of their clout that seemingly disappeared when Sir Alex Ferguson retired as the manager of the club.
After three frustrating, and at times downright farcical, summers regarding transfers, it seems United have finally gotten their act together.
Whether it was the arrival of Jose Mourinho or some other act of nature won’t matter to fans who are already delighted with the club’s business with two months to run during the window.
Henry obviously knows Pogba’s game and to hear him declare that the 23-year-old could become one of the best midfielders in history is quite the compliment. He is right and Pogba does have the tools to develop into a leader in world football but whether it is at Old Trafford that he does that is a question United fans are waiting to be answered.