Manchester United transfer target Paul Pogba has dropped a huge hint about his future, not in what he said but rather in what he didn’t.
Attending the Excellence in Performance Yearly awards in Los Angeles, the in demand 23 year old found himself thrown into what could have potentially been a no-win situation.
Reported via the Guardian, it was during an interview in Spanish by ESPN sports broadcasters at the event, that three jersey’s were pulled out and handed to the unsuspecting Pogba. The unmistakable jerseys of Manchester United, Juventus and Real Madrid.
With massive speculation that the midfielder is in line to return to Old Trafford this summer from the Turin based Serie A champions, presenting a United shirt over the black and white of Juventus gave the Frenchman little room to maneuver.
Describing United as his ‘first family’ and his current club as ‘my team, my family’, Pogba was asked about the prospect of his return to Manchester and when pressed, he replied,
“I don’t know, we’ll see, we’ll see”
His non-committal response, while very diplomatic, is telling in that while he gave little away about a move back to United, he didn’t publicly commit to Juventus either. His answer clearly suggests that there are negotiations going on behind the scenes, that both clubs are working to secure a move for the Frenchman and that the only things to be ironed out are the transfer fee and the player’s remuneration.
In addition, reports have emerged that Juventus have been given the go ahead to pursue the €95 million rated Napoli striker, Gonzalo Higuain.
The massive proceeds from a Pogba transfer would certainly go a long way to enabling the club to spend such a incredible amount of money and further suggests Manchester United are very close to agreeing terms for the long running transfer saga.
It is becoming ever clearer that it is just a matter of time before the two giant clubs settle on what is already expected to be the biggest transfer fee ever seen.
Gary Brennan, Pundit Arena