Agent compares footballers to classic painters, demands outrageous asking price.
The agent of Paul Pogba, Mino Raiola, has told Arsenal that they will have to cough up £172 million if they want to land the young Juventus winger, the Metro reports.
The Italian giants recently knocked back an enquiry from the Gunners over the availability of the 20-year-old as they look to keep a hold of the French international.
Now Pogba’s outspoken agent, Mino Raiola, has slapped a whopping €200 million valuation on the former Manchester United man in the wake of Gareth Bale’s imminent €100 million move to Real Madrid.
“How much is Paul worth? Without a doubt: twice as much as Bale,” said Raiola.
“The price for Paul Pogba was made by the Real president Florentino Perez, when he decided to buy Bale for €100m.
“At this point Pogba is worth at least twice that amount. It’s not me who is making these prices up, it is Real Madrid.
“I said last year that Balotelli was the Mona Lisa of football and if that is the case then Pogba is a Salvador Dalì because of how valuable and important he is.”
Pogba made 38 appearances during his debut season for the Old Lady, scoring five goals in the process and helping them to a second consecutive league title.