Apparently Luis Enrique didn’t ask for Paul Pogba according to Barcelona ex-president Josep Bartomeu.
Barcelona had an €80 million bid rejected by Juventus, with Bartomeu saying Barcelona won’t sign the midfielder until next year.
Bartomeu resigned in June but is hoping to be re-elected after making the final round of voting in the club’s presidential elections
“Luis Enrique did not ask for Pogba,” he told Cadena Cope. “The trip to Juventus was not foreseen when I left, but the club is still working.”
Barca unveiled Ardan Turan on Friday after he completed a €40m deal from Atletico Madrid, and Bartomeu revealed he began working on the deal weeks ago.
“I spoke with Arda approximately around the dates of the Champions League final to tell him we wanted to sign him.
“When I left the transfer was very advanced but it wasn’t finished. Arda and Aleix Vidal are the two players who Luis Enrique asked for.”