Pogba Picks Iniesta’s Number 8 Shirt At Barcelona Amid Juventus Interest
There are strong indications that Barcelona are preparing a late transfer move for Manchester United star Paul Pogba and the Frenchman is excited by the prospect of moving to Camp Nou.
Metro UK is reporting that Pogba has already picked Andres Iniesta’s No.8 shirt as he hopes to complete a move to Barcelona this summer.
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It is believed that the Frenchman is interested in playing for Barcelona and specifically replacing Iniesta who left the club at the close of last season.
The Spanish giants are keen to strengthen their midfield this summer and after the signing of Arturo Vidal they also want to bring in a superstar replacement for Iniesta.
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According to Tuttosport, Barca sporting director Eric Abidal met with Pogba in Los Angeles last week and discussed a possible move.
Barcelona have been linked with the likes of Miralem Pjanic and Thiago, but Pogba is the man they want to breathe fresh life into their midfield.
Meanwhile, there is also a breakdown in the relationship between Pogba and his coach José Mourinho after the former has refused to cut his holiday short to make return to training with the Red Devils.
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Tuttosport reports that the United gaffer had asked his players to make return to training before the end of their holidays and most of Manchester United stars – including Romelu Lukaku – have meet the Portuguese’s desire.
However, Pogba has refused to cut his holidays short and has organized a party in Los Angeles instead. Friends and members of Pogba’s family have attended the party before moving to French Polynesia.
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The Italian paper claims Pogba’s low relationship with the Special One gives Juventus hope to re-sign the French midfielder who has already made it clear that he would not mind a return to Turin after the last two years spent at the Old Trafford.