Manchester United Football Club broke the world record transfer fee when they signed Paul Pogba last summer, with Jose Mourinho splashing the cash to bring the former Red Devil back home. Now 24, the Frenchman had a mixed season, but in the end, he scooped two major trophies.
Many will always judge him based on a transfer fee that at the end of the day, he had absolutely nothing to do with. However, for me, whenever he played, the Red Devils looked a lot better as a whole.
He is a guy that is willing to try and make that difficult, defence-splitting pass, and his overall influence on the game is one of positivity more often than not.
Today, his agent Mino Raiola has been speaking to talkSPORT and remarkably, he has claimed that Manchester United was a cheap buy if you look at the market now – just twelve months on.
“I think that Paul Pogba was a cheap buy if you see the market now,” Raiola told talkSPORT.
“Who bought him at that time for that money did a good deal.”
With inflation the way it is, it certainly will not be long before we see the world’s first £100million player. Pogba is widely regarded as one of the best central midfielders on the planet despite all of his doubters this term.
Although, I think it is a stretch to say that he was cheap. Let’s be honest, £90million is an awful lot of money for one single player. Heck, it is a fee that could buy out most entire football clubs on the planet.
It was an expensive gamble to make and I believe we haven’t seen anywhere close to Pogba’s best football which is frightening. Talent-wise, I don’t think I’ve ever watched a better footballer. If he keeps learning and growing as a player, it will not be long before he is truly world class. Then, just maybe, I’ll consider him ‘cheap’.