Arsenal Could Sign €73m Serie A Super Star – Will Wenger Do It?

By on April 23, 2014

Recent reports in the media have claimed that Juventus are ready to cash-in on midfielder Paul Pogba this summer with Arsenal among those understood to be keen on signing him.

The former Manchester United youngster has emerged as one of the most complete midfielders in Europe since joining Juve on a free transfer almost two years ago, with his powerful displays at the heart of the Old Lady’s midfield attracting interest from several top clubs.

Arsenal have been touted as potential suitors with Arsene Wenger understandably a huge fan of the Frenchman’s, while the likes of PSG and Chelsea have also been credited with interest.

Juve have always maintained they wouldn’t consider selling Pogba but the Express are one of several newspaper’s who are claiming that the Serie A champions are now ready to cash-in in order to raise much-needed capital to fund their transfer activity in the summer.

Boss Antonio Conte is understood to be interested in signing Man Utd duo Robin van Persie and Nani as well as a host of other top names, but he needs to raise the money from somewhere and it seems they are prepared to let their star man go in order to strengthen other areas of the squad.

The asking price is supposedly been set at around the €73m mark – which is about £60m – so whoever wants Pogba is going to have to dig deep.

I think it’s safe to say that like most Arsenal fans, I’d LOVE to see the French international come to the Emirates this summer as he’d be the perfect fit in our midfield that’s been devoid of any athletic powerhouse since the departure of Patrick Vieira.

However, realistically, is Arsene going to pay what’s required to sign the 21-year-old? We know he’s going to have up to £100m to spend – if he signs a contract extension that is – and a central midfielder to replace Mikel Arteta is on the agenda.

Arsene is also a known fan of Pogba’s and we were in the running for his signature when he left United, so theoretically it sounds like it could be a goer. But as ever, the main sticking point is going to be price, and £60m is likely to be too expensive for the frugal French professor.

If we could get the price down to maybe nearer £35m-£40m, Arsene might stretch to it, but otherwise I think we’ll see Pogba end up at PSG.


  1. Philbet

    April 23, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Cant wait for the next Pogba to everybody/anybody story, he must have the most active agent in the history of sport,he has been linked with every single club in the entire universe,all in the name of making him and his agent more money, Chances of him coming to Arsenal nil to none.

  2. Ozil

    April 24, 2014 at 12:20 am

    Pogba is very goood

  3. juvelee

    April 24, 2014 at 12:52 am

    As much as I like pogba as a juve fan he seems to have a touch of arrogance about him, kinda like ibrahimovic and they share the same agent so mayb it comes frm there, I think we shud cash in we have vidal pirlo marchisio, as good as pogba is we wouldnt be damaged by his loss, arsenal would be a good deatination but I feel juve will look for some kind of deal frm psg involving cavani and veratti

  4. Gab

    April 24, 2014 at 4:57 am

    The transfer window is almost @hand who is arsenal ready to sign?. Same old stories

  5. babatunde jamiu

    April 24, 2014 at 7:01 am

    Pls asewinger wlll wont pogba in ou midfilld 2 let ou midfilld sronger. And 2 replace mikel atata and word clas sriker

  6. moe kaung kim

    April 24, 2014 at 9:09 am

    pogba is verry telent player but he is expensive we want cdm likely gandogan or botang cf i want banzema carvani manzucik or martinaz

  7. birikade

    April 24, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    let arsen shed off sanog,bentner and giroud in favour BA and balloteri

    • panther

      April 24, 2014 at 9:24 pm

      What drugs are yiu taking? Sanogo has just started his career and has time to develope. Ba for Giroud ? Not for me but balloteli would be a good addition to HELP Giroud, not replace Giroud.


    April 24, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    We need strong DM in the mould pogba if him and juventus can agréd coming to emirate tell me who wil buy sanogo and bendtner with giroud thats our problem FFP can we stand it at all arturo vidal is more realistic i pray wenger do quick business

  9. Roland C Rozario

    April 24, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    HONESTLY no one should gve away such money! FOR THAT AMOUNT Arsenal could easiy acquire services of at least 3 good skilled professional viz…..Drimc, Morata,Lars Bender, Kloze, Angel di Maria, Hernandez….these are just a few in the basket for the picking!

  10. karis

    April 24, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Any chance for Diego Costa?

  11. H.kabo

    April 24, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    I’ll b excited if we sign such player like paul pogba of france international, cus he will b an additional to our mildfeider. also as we know dat arsene wenger is a french and he like france player. Or what’s your intend my fellow gunners fans

  12. Mannix

    April 24, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Yeah, Go tell that to the cats and birds… How much did you get to starts this rumors?

  13. panther

    April 24, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    I watched Pogba closely against Lyon in the quater finals of the Europa league and I must say, I wasn’t impressed with his displays. He never wanted to recieve the ball from his defenders and it was left to Pirlo to hold the ball and try and find a pass to one of the forward thinking players. Pogba looks like he needs to work on his ball retention and his distribution to me, but I accept he’s sttong fast and athletic.

  14. Dongwei mijok

    April 24, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    As well as wenger want 2 sign paul pogba it is also good to sign a striker.

  15. skippo

    April 25, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    arsene wenger should still go for draxler we need him.

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