Chelsea are currently in negotiations with Juventus over the signing of French International Paul Pogba. Talksport has reported that the deal could well be a complicated one as two of Chelsea will apparently make a swap switch to Italy with Cuadrado and midfielder Oscar.
Paul Pogba is probably the hottest transfer material this upcoming Summer’s transfer window. Chelsea’s interest in Paul Pogba has taken an intriguing twist after it emerged Juventus are interested in Oscar and Ramires.
Pogba, who has been valued by his agent at £74 million, is one of Chelsea’s top summer targets. Juventus are lining up moves for Oscar and Cuadrado with the cash they would receive for the midfielder. That gives Chelsea a boost in their attempt to land Pogba ahead of Manchester United, City and Paris Saint Germain.
Is a potential move to Chelsea a good one?
The French midfielder has somewhat reinvented himself in the Serie A, becoming a mainstay in a very talented Juventus team as a result. However this does not act as a sufficient enough makeweight to reason that his purchase would be wise nor beneficial.
Pogba departed Old Trafford, where he once acclaimed as the next big thing, due to conflicts about the wage and role he deserved within Sir Alex Ferguson’s title winning team. Stripped down to the bare bones this was an 18-year-old questioning the decisions made by one of the most successful managers of all time.
Pogba’s attitude to training and playing never quite suited Fergie’s mantra of ‘club before player’, and in truth it was a co-existence that was never going to last. Juve came calling and the rest, as they say, is history. Move forward to present day however and the prospect of Pogba’s ceremonious return to the Premier League is one that is being treated seriously.
But what exactly does Jose Mourinho stand to benefit from a transfer that is rumoured to potentially cost around £75million? Pogba’s strengths lie in his ability to surge forward and support the attack, whilst acting as a central figure who can distribute play as well as score goals.
With all due credibility and respect he doesn’t offer anything that Chelsea don’t already have within their star-studded squad. Signing Paul Pogba to add more petrol to a fire already in danger of burning out of control?
Ill-advised at best, at worst? Absolutely ridiculous.