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Manchester United have made several moves towards Pogba but told he’ll cost £60m

by Sam Peoples

Manchester United have explored the possibility of signing Paul Pogba from Juventus on several occasions but have been told he will cost £60m, according to The Guardian.

Jason Burt from The Telegraph also published an article at the same time as Daniel Taylor and he was the first journalist to break the Juan Mata story, so there is more than one respected journalist running with the story.

Since leaving in 2012, Pogba has gone on to become one of the most established young midfielders in European football having won back to back Serie A titles as well as an Under-20 World Cup where he was named MVP.

Due to that, Pogba’s name has predictably been linked to United given our midfield troubles and reports now suggest he has always been on our radar for this summer.

For any player, £60m is a lot of money, let alone a 21-year-old player who is far away from his peak, but it’s not a surprising figure at all.

In the grand scheme of pricetags, £60m is far from extortionate in the current market, especially if Pogba has an impressive World Cup campaign.

If Gareth Bale was worth in excess of £80m to Real Madrid off the back of one strong year with Tottenham Hotspur, Pogba is justifably worth £60m after helping Juventus to two Serie A titles and domestic cup trophies in two years.

It’s a similar concept to Cesc Fabregas who returned to Barcelona eight years after leaving but the circumstances and context are different given that Pogba has repeatedly talked of ill feeling towards how his time at United came to an end.

However, with Sir Alex Ferguson now not United’s manager, has the possibility of a Pogba return increased?

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