The transfer window is no longer open for English Premier League teams. However, that’s not going to stop other European clubs from trying to buy players. Which brings us to Barcelona… and Manchester United’s Paul Pogba. Right now, they are not ruling out a move. But they’re not being specific about it either.
Via Adriana Garcia of ESPN FC, Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu had the following to say:
“I never speak about (specific) names, you know it. Furthermore, there is respect for other clubs. The truth is that there are 20 days remaining in the transfer window. I do not say it for this player (Pogba). … It is better you ask about the topic of players to (Barca technical director Eric) Abidal, (assistant technical director Ramon) Planes or (sporting manager) Pep Segura. We still have days remaining in the market to take action if needed.”
Pogba is fresh off captaining United to a 2-1 win over Leicester City last Friday. Not only did he take the armband, but Pogba also opened the scoring just a few minutes into the season. He’s fresh off winning the World Cup with France as well. But rumors have been following Pogba around all summer. Rumors continue to circulate that he and José Mourinho do not get along. In any case, the 25-year-old midfielder is refusing to talk about his future.
Though over the weekend, he did say “I’ll always give my best for the fans and my teammates no matter what’s going on” in an Instagram post. When pressed about the cryptic message, he responded via ESPN’s Rob Dawson with an interesting comment:
“There are things, and there are things that I cannot say, otherwise I will get fined.”
That doesn’t sound like a player who is particularly happy with his current club. We’ll know by the end of the month whether Barcelona’s interest in Pogba is serious or not.
But that gives the Spanish giants plenty of time to make a splash.