The FC Barcelona plan wisely but also with high sights for the future. The market for ‘free agents’ is once again a priority in his idea, as he did this summer by signing players who had finished contracts as Sergio Aguero, Memphis Depay and Eric Garcia. And in this context, two names emerge, one of them of special impact: Paul pogba.
As reported ESPN, the azulgrana president Joan Laporta the possibility of incorporating the French international midfielder, who ends his contract at the end of the current season with the Manchester United. The problem is that this free cartel has aroused the interest of other greats with a better financial situation than Barça, among them the Real Madrid or the PSG. It would also be in that relationship of suitors the Juventus.
Despite the fact that Pogba would arrive at the age of 29 without having to pay a transfer to Manchester United, the economic demands of the agent Mino Raiola and the need to continue adjusting the salary scale of the Barça squad downwards would be major stumbling blocks. Hence, ESPN warned that Barça “is not sure that, in its financial situation, it can afford the commission that Raiola would ask for.”
On the other hand, Daily Mail reported yesterday that both Barça and Milan are the best positioned clubs to take over the signing of the Englishman. Jesse Lingard28-year-old attacking midfielder who, like Pogba, also ends his contract with Manchester United in June 2022. Again, the formula of not having to pay a transfer would be applied to improve the potential of the culé squad. Lingard is not having the prominence he expected at Old Trafford, so he would be open for an outing.