Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has criticized the idea of paying a world record fee for Paul Pogba, saying the Juventus midfielder is nowhere worth his current price tag.
United are believed to have already made a bid of £86m for Pogba, with the possibility of the fee rising to £100m which will beat the previous world record transfer fee and Scholes, who was teammates with Pogba when he was at Old Trafford doesn’t believe the Frenchman is worth anywhere close to the fees being reported.
The former England international however believes such an amount should only be spent on players like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
“I just don’t think he is worth £86m,” Scholes told Sport Witness.
“For that sort of money, you want someone who is going to score 50 goals a season like (Cristiano) Ronaldo or (Lionel) Messi.
“Pogba is nowhere worth that kind of money yet.”
“He was a very talented young player, I played with him and I knew how good he was.
“He played for the first team maybe once or twice, but from my understanding he was asking for too much money.
“For his age, he was asking for far too much money, that too for a player who hasn’t played first team football.
“OK, he has gone on to great things. I think certainly there has been a lot of improvement. He needed to improve if he is going to be a player worth £86m.”