Manchester United have rejected Juventus’ swap deal for Paul Pogba which would have seen two players move in the other direction, according to CalcioMercato.
The report claims Juventus offered the services of former Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey and Brazil forward Douglas Costa as they opened initial negotiations for Pogba.
United don’t need any washed-up Arsenal rejects. We need players who are going to come into the squad and transform us into winners, and I really don’t think Ramsey or a 30-year-old Brazilian winger are things we’re really missing at the moment.
A return to the Serie A has long been mooted for Pogba and Juventus is a club where he left a lot of friends. There has always been question marks over Real Madrid’s supposed interested — and I would look closer at the fact that they’ve not got any players on their books represented by Mino Raiola.
Do they want to change that now with Pogba? I have my doubts and reckon the Spanish giants see him as more trouble than he’s worth.
Pogba may have a World Cup-winners medal in his back pocket, but his time back at Old Trafford has been underwhelming.