The Pogba Question…



Manchester United let him leave for free in 2012 now they want to pay £100 million to sign him back? Inconceivable. We certainly wouldn’t have bet on it.

Paul Pogba’s career to date has not been without controversy.

Born in France he started at his career at US Torcy before moving to Le Harve at a young age. He was at the centre of a tapping up scandal back in 2009 with accusations that Manchester United had approached the young player before they were legally permitted to. United were eventually cleared by a tribunal and Le Harve accepted a confidential settlement in lieu of a transfer fee.

Three years later in 2012, Pogba decided not to renew his contract at United citing lack of first team playing opportunities and moved to Juventus. A disgruntled Sir Alex Ferguson claimed the Italian club had been in contact with Pogba long before they were permitted to. Ironic.

Meanwhile Pogba was doing his talking on the pitch. He only made 7 appearances during his time at Manchester United and failed to score, but he found the back of the net 34 times in 178 games for Juventus.

This form won him a call up to the senior French national team in 2013 and he has since scored 6 goals in 38 matches for them including a goal in the 5-2 defeat of Iceland at Euro 2016.

He has received rave reviews for his performances and is one of the hottest properties in club football right now.

A combative midfielder with a wide range of passing, great first touch, powerful shot and high energy levels is he worth such a vast transfer fee? United certainly seem to think so and there is a great deal of media speculation that Juventus would be happy to receive a world breaking offer.

By letting him get away initially Manchester United could be on the verge of one of the biggest about-faces in football history.

But what else could you get for £100million? Here are just a few things* you could blow the lot on:

* 1 x Airbus A320 or 1 x 150 West 56th Street PH – New York’s most expensive triplex Penthouse

* 2 x Oppenheimer Blue diamonds (even though there is only one)

* 9 x Patek Phillipe Super-complication fob watches

* 16 x Formula 1 cars

* 20 x 34m Sunseeker yachts

* A massive bet on Leicester to win the league again at 29/1

* 58 x Bugatti Veyrons

* 400 x bottles of 1907 Heidsieck Champagne (raised from a shipwreck and over 100 years old)

* 5000 x tins of Almas caviar

* 185,528 x iPhone 6S’s – enough to give one each to the population of Samoa and still have a few thousand spares

* Prices taken from a variety of reputable websites…

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