PSG have gone to collect some gems over the summer to strengthen their squad ahead of the season. Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos, Liverpool Wijnaldum and European champion Donnarumma arrived in the French capital for free.
The addition of Achraf Hakimi and Danilo Pereira adds an extra touch to the team. PSG is already a force to be reckoned with and their ambitions are not over yet. Paul Pogba has been another player that the Parisians are looking to incorporate. But PSG fans don’t want the French superstar and have put up anti-Pogba banners expressing their concerns.
Manchester United are reportedly asking for € 50 million for the French international whose contract expires next year. Pogba has refused to sign a contract extension that will keep him at Old Trafford. PSG has been interested in observing the situation and is ready to attack. Manchester United will try to sell the player this summer to get a transfer fee rather than have him leave for free.
Pogba already left once as a free agent in 2012. The Manchester club had to pay a world record fee to bring him back to Old Trafford. The Red Devils wouldn’t be too happy to let him go for free once again. With Pogba’s refusal to sign a new contract, the best thing for United would be to ditch the player for a fee in this window. Real Madrid and Juventus are the other candidates besides PSG to be interested in the services of the French.
WHY PSG FANS PLACE ANTI-POGBA FLAGS
Paul Pogba had an incredible performance at the European Championship despite the fact that France withdrew at the beginning of the tournament. If PSG manages to attract the player to the capital, this would be the first time the World Cup winner has played professionally in his homeland. However, some sectors of PSG supporters are not interested in the prospect.
– Paul Pogba (@paulpogba) July 15, 2021
“I’m not attracted to that because my father and mother were Marseille fans, so Paris doesn’t really fit into my plans.”
Born to Guinean parents, Pogba grew up in the eastern suburb of Paris. Pogba had previously revealed that his parents had supported Marseille. Le Classique, the rivalry between Marseille and PSG is one of the biggest club rivalries in France. Therefore, the prospect of an opposition fan playing for PSG is not something that fans would enjoy. Pogba also once commented that he had no interest in playing for PSG. Another reason fans don’t want Pogba to play for Les Parisiens.
“I’m sure I wouldn’t play club football at the Parc des Princes” – Paul Pogba in 2018
Fans have publicly voiced their opposition as the rumors surrounding his move grow a little closer. A part of the fans put up banners in the stadium expressing their opposition. The banner read: “Pogba, you should listen to your mother, she doesn’t want you here. Us neither! “
WILL THE AMBITION OF PSG AND POGBA FIT?
PSG have made signings this summer. They have shown their intention and their hunger by signing top players in various positions. The Qatari Group is watching the Champions League and hopes their signings will give them an edge over their competitors. His excellent business over the summer has made his message clear.
The ambition to sign Paul Pogba only amplifies his intention. The French midfielder has been surrounded by controversy and although his form has improved over the last season, he is not looking 100% at Old Trafford. PSG hopes to use that margin of maneuver to incorporate it.
Although his ambitions say it all, many are against the potential move. PSG already have enough quality in midfield and while Pogba will definitely improve that, it may not be spot on. Especially with a section of fans disgusted with the idea.
Pogba’s talent is unquestionable. In his prime, the French midfielder is capable of producing magical moments. Skilled with the ball at his feet, Pogba’s passing range is impeccable. A deep playmaker who occasionally inserts himself with fierce blows from long range.
His quality on the ball may boost PSG’s chances next season. With Neymar and Mbappé at the helm, the French midfielder should be easy to choose passes.
But the real question is whether this move is beneficial for both Pogba and PSG. If Pogba moves, will fans be able to look past the differences? Amid claims that Pogba has reached a personal agreement with the club, many fans remain unhappy with the decision.