Arsene Wenger is reportedly interested in £70m rated Juventus star Paul Pogba, who starred in the Champions League semi-final win over Real Madrid, according to reliable Spanish reporter Kike Marin.
— Kike Marin** (@Kike_Marin_) May 11, 2015
The Serie A champions have slapped the rumoured price tag on their prized asset according to the Daily Mail, and with many top clubs circulating around the Frenchman, we’ll have to move quickly if the boss is keen.
As Kike Marin suggests, the financial package required to prize a player of Pogba’s calibre and potential away from Juventus would be eye-watering.
We have certainly moved into a more comfortable financial position and with Wenger stating that we can fight for the best players in the world, he’ll certainly relish the chance of bringing the former Manchester United to the Emirates Stadium.
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“Now we can compete for the best players and that was not the case five years ago,” Wenger told Arsenal legend Martin Keown (via BBC Sport).
Mesut Ozil remains our most expensive ever player, but any potential deal for Pogba would shatter the price we paid for the German wizard.
We announced in February that £138.8million remains in our cash reserves despite spending over £100m over the past two windows (via The Evening Standard) and should Wenger feel that Pogba is worth the finances, he’s proven that money is no longer a stumbling block for him.
The basis of our squad remains stable, but we require two or three players capable of walking into our starting XI if we’re to finally clinch another Premier League title.
We next face Manchester United on Sunday, in what could be a crucial match in deciding where we finish in the top four…