Robbie Fowler thinks Paul Pogba is ‘massively overrated’ and has not justified his mammoth £106million price tag.
Manchester United are interested in signing Pogba and are willing to pay upwards of nine figures for the Frenchman’s signature, but Fowler does not believe he is worth the money.
The former Liverpool legend thinks United’s move for the Frenchman is a huge statement of intent but is baffled by the astronomical sum for his services.
POGBA CAREER SO FAR
2009-12: Manchester Utd – Games 7 Goals 0
2012-: Juventus – Games 178 Goals 34
Serie A – 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Italian Cup – 2015, 2016
Italian Super Cup: 2013, 2015
‘Manchester United’s pursuit of Paul Pogba is a case of them showing their teeth… because they can,’ Fowler wrote in The Mirror.
‘It is a massive statement of intent from the most financially powerful club in the world, designed, I suspect, to show they still have plenty of bite in the transfer market.
‘But £100m? C’mon. I’m sorry, but Pogba is massively overrated.’
Pogba has had his fair share of critics and plaudits at Euro 2016 but Fowler has not been won over by the Frenchman.
The 23-year-old set up Antoine Griezmann’s second goal as Les Bleus beat Germany 2-0 in the semi-final on Thursday, but the former Manchester City and Leeds United striker is unsure of what he offers his national team.
Look, he must be a good player because so many people in the game speak about his qualities and you don’t get to the top in Italy without having talent.
‘I just don’t see it. He hasn’t really stood out in Europe and most certainly not at these European Championships.
‘He’s done OK against pretty limited opposition for France, but what does he bring?