Jose Mourinho could have just confirmed that Paul Pogba is going to be Manchester United’s fourth summer signing. The 23-year-old midfielder left old Trafford in acrimonious circumstances back in 2012, but is now looking likely to seal a world record return.
Pogba is without doubt one of the best midfielders on the planet at the moment, and he’d certainly be a welcome addition to the playing squad. Reports all over the media seem to have been way off the mark in when this deal is believed to be completed.
However, that is totally understandable purely because of the size of such a monumental deal, with huge money involved.
Jose was asked about his transfer business so far, and he had this answer for the world’s media:
“We made decisions, decide to bring four players not 10, that are Manchester United level. Four that we think can really improve the squad and not just be one more. This is the profile of our market.” Mourinho began.
He was then quizzed whether fans could expect Pogba to arrive, he responded:
“I am very pragmatic on this. All that matters is what happens in my house and not in my neighbours’ house. Paul Pogba is a Juve player until he isn’t, officially, so we stay like this.”
“The market closes on August 31st but I think my club is trying to do everything to close our market before the 14th. Normally, next week, we will have our squad closed.
“We have 22 and we are going to have 23. You are right, I don’t like to speak about other clubs or players from other clubs. Other managers like to do that, they like to speak about my club and my players.”
It would be a massive statement of intent by Mourinho, and if he is able to lure a player of Pogba’s calibre to the Theatre of Dreams without Champions League football, it goes to show how highly regarded we still are.
You certainly feel as though Mourinho has all-but confirmed that Pogba will be the fourth signing, but we’ve seen football throw us plenty of curveballs in the past, so let’s just sit tight and wait for an official confirmation from either club.