Paul Pogba’s world-record transfer fee will soon look like a bargain, says Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.
United paid Juventus £89m to bring Pogba back to Old Trafford last summer, having allowed the midfielder to leave on a free transfer in 2012.
“The scrutiny on him is hard, is difficult,” Mourinho told reporters. “But that’s the price of being who he is and is also the price of his price.
“I am pretty sure that next summer some players with only half his quality probably will cost the same money or more, so I am waiting for that moment to release him from the scrutiny.
“I think the next summer can bring a few surprises at this level and probably Paul will lose his status as the world’s most expensive player, which is probably a good thing.”