Barcelona were keen on investing some more money in the transfer market during January to strengthen their bid for a third treble. However, their case has been blown away!
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has been in the news on several occasions recently. Everything from his social life to his future has been covered, with the latter being of much sale to the media. The 25-year-old was linked with a move to Barcelona in the summer transfer window.
The main reason was that the France international had fallen out with Jose Mourinho and Barcelona were looking for a replacement for Andres Iniesta who had departed the club at the end of last season. However, nothing went through and Pogba fell back in Jose’s preferences and was also made the club’s second captain.
However, he has been stripped of captaincy duties in the last few weeks and had a training ground bust up with Jose Mourinho that went very viral on social media channels like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Inevitably, that led to rumors that Pogba was once again poised to leave the club for Barcelona while Juventus were also counted as likely buyers.
However, super agent Mino Raiola has extinguished all the transfer fire by claiming that his client was never on the market and has been committed to Manchester United.
The crack representative of Manchester United said “I prefer not to talk about him. It is going through a delicate moment, but it is not in the market.”
Barcelona did not deny interest in Paul Pogba but their president Josep Bartomeu confirmed that he will not be coming to Barcelona in an interview last Monday.
While we have no clear information of what was happening between the hierarchies present in Europe, Barcelona will have to deal with a huge blow after Pogba’s future has been publicly cleared out. Moreover, it is a huge relief for Manchester United fans who were sweating on the France international’s future.