Lionel Messi has reportedly given Barcelona the go-ahead to wait until the January transfer window before launching a move to bring Paul Pogba to the Nou Camp.
This is according to Don Balon, who note that the French international is desperate to secure a move to Catalonia, and that the player himself knows it’s very unlikely that a move will go through this summer.
The report also states that the club’s plan B to get the midfielder is to wait until January, a method that worked in the club’s pursuit of Brazilian star Philippe Coutinho last season.
It’s easy to see why Barca are so keen to bring Pogba to the club, as the Frenchman showed at the World Cup this summer that he has what it takes to cut it against some of the world’s best players.
The 25-year-old was consistently excellent for Les Bleus, as he played a key part in the club securing their second ever world title, as they beat Croatia 4-2 in the final.
Pogba, who has an asking price of €200M on his head as per Diario Gol, put in some quality displays for his country during their World Cup run this summer, and proved a lot of critics wrong in the process.
The player is often criticised for not playing showing up in United’s important fixtures, however seeing as he scored in the World Cup final, this idea can basically be dead and buried at this point.
It’ll definitely be interesting to see if Barca wait until January to move for Pogba, and whether the club end up being successful in their attempts to land the France star.