Manchester United’s Paul Pogba is reportedly unsettled following Barcelona’s bid earlier this month.
Just in the 11th hour of the English Premier League‘s transfer deadline earlier in August, La Liga giants Barcelona launched a bid for Paul Pogba for £50m plus the transfer of Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes. It did not come to fruition, but it is believed that it has fueled the bad blood between the player and Jose Mourinho. With the dust now settled, Barcelona director Ariedo Braida has now admitted that his club are unlikely to move for Manchester United star Paul Pogba now.
Pogba’s future at Old Trafford has been called into question after a turbulent 2017-18 season in which he clashed with manager Jose Mourinho, who dropped the midfielder from his starting XI multiple times.
The France international has been linked with a return to former club Juventus, as well as Spanish champions Barcelona.
Adding further fuel to the fire
As reported by Sport Net, despite the speculation, Braida said his side are unlikely to make a play for the midfielder in this window.
“I don’t think we’re going to move for Pogba, but he’s a great player,” he told Radio Sportiva.
Though he has suggested all is not well at United, Pogba insisted that he will continue to give his all for the club.
“I always give my best for the fans, for the teammates and for the people that trust me,” Pogba said following the win against Leicester City match.
“With the players that we have, of course we’re Manchester United, we have to look at the top of the league. That’s obvious.”
Barcelona are set to host Argentine side Boca Juniors in their last pre-season friendly on 15th August, before they open the season with a visit from Alaves.