Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has made it clear he and his team-mates would be ‘happy’ to see Paul Pogba seal a transfer to the club from Manchester United.
The France international’s future continues to attract plenty of attention at the moment after a difficult first two seasons at Old Trafford under current manager Jose Mourinho.
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If Pogba is mulling over a potential move to the Nou Camp, then the message from Pique seems to be that he’d be welcomed with open arms, if his quotes in Sport, with translation from Stretty News, are anything to go by.
“I know very little of what is happening in Manchester, the relationship that exists (between Mourinho and Pogba),” the Spanish defender said.
“Pogba is a very good player, but a Manchester United player right now, and we will see in the future if anything happens.
“We would be happy to have him (Pogba) here, but Manchester United is his club and, if someone has to say something, it must be them.”
Don Balon yesterday reported that Barca had failed with a bid for the 25-year-old, with a sale now surely unlikely due to the transfer window for Premier League clubs now being closed until January.
La Liga sides and other major leagues in Europe can continue to bring in new players until August 31, but the situation in the Premier League surely limits their options.
Still, a top midfielder should be a priority after losing Andres Iniesta this summer, and Pogba perfectly fits the bill with his creativity and flair in the middle of the park.
No wonder Pique seems keen on the idea of him joining.