Why Paul Pogba’s 100 million pound tag does not impress Graeme Souness
Manchester United are keen to get French star Paul Pogba and for that they are willing to put a heavy amount. But Man U’s desire to bag Pogba has not impressed many . Liverpool football legend Graeme Souness was of the view that the French international is not worth the price tag quoted by his current club Juventus.
The 63-year-old former central midfielder was a legend in the great Liverpool sides of the early 1980s and also tasted life in Serie A as he played two years for Sampdoria, and he does not think that the Juventus star is yet to mature into a world class player.
“For 100 million pound, you expect the finished article, a game-changer. Paul Pogba’s not that. He has the potential to be a top midfield player, but that still wouldn’t put him in that price bracket,” Souness was quoted as saying by The Times on Sunday.
“I see a decent all-round midfielder with some fancy footwork. I understand why Manchester United are buying him, but I question the price.”
The former Scotland player and manager cited the 23-year-old’s failure to impose himself on the big stage as justification for his comments.
“He was unconvincing at Euro 2016. You can get caught up in what a wonderful athlete he is but he ain’t going to be Luis Suarez, getting 40 goals a season,” he said.
“I’ve seen him live for Juventus in a European Cup final and semi-final against Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively and haven’t seen him getting hold of a game by the scruff of the neck,” the former Tottenham Hotspur star said.