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Forget Pogba: Here Are 3 Super Cheap Alternatives Manchester United Can Look To Sign


It has been a long-long time since the red half of Manchester, Manchester United have been linked with a potential transfer move for the French sensation Paul Pogba. The 23-year-old wonder boy has been a centre point in the transfer market as it is believed that the newly appointed Jose Mourinho is ready to break the banks for the French sensation.

A record bid of 120m was expected from the Devils, but nothing has been concluded yet. A few weeks back, it was then reported that the Spanish giants Real Madrid are also interested in signing the player, but eventually the Galacticos decided to pull themselves out of the speculations due the financial issues and that led Manchester United to be the only candidate to sign the player.

The 23-year-old, who left Manchester United back in 2012 just due to the lack of game time, has been instrumental for the Old Lady during his four years at the Turin club. He was one of the main reasons behind Juventus’ four back to back Serie A titles, but maybe it is the time to come back to home, maybe!

Now, a recent report from Sky Sports has reported that Manchester United made a £85m bid for Paul Pogba few days back, but the Turin based club told United that only a world-record transfer fee in excess of £100m for the France midfielder would be accepted.

This will surely serve as a shock to the Devils, and to calm down the nerves, we give you three cheaper alternatives for Pogba that the Devils could consider:

  1. Marco Verratti-


The 23-year-old is considered as one of the most promising figures in the current PSG’s squad. Verratti joined the French champions back in 2012 and since then, he has been a regular starter for the team. With Thiago Motta  guiding the backline, Verratti has been given the license to drive the team forward and the Italian international is doing what is expected.

Unfortunately, he missed the recently concluded European Championship as he suffered a long lasting injury from a sports hernia which would require surgery to return. There are many rumours which are suggesting that the 23-year-old might consider a move away from Parc des Princes due to the arrival of Krychowiak and if that is true, Manchester United should go all ends up to sign the midfielder.

  1. Ross Barkley-

Ross Barkley

The one and utmost advantage of signing the 22-year-old Barkley is the experience of the Premier League. The Liverpool-born midfielder started his career with Everton has been a regular starter for the Merseyside club for many years. Barkley is one of the most intelligent personnel on the field and that allows him to create many chances for the side.

He is known for his speed, for his tackling, and for his maturity in the game and has been compared with the Spanish star, Xavi. As always, the 22-year-old has been rumoured to be leaving the Toffees and the clubs like Arsenal and Manchester City are the preferred destinations. Manchester United has also been chasing the English international for a long time, and maybe, it is the right time to make an official move for the player.

  1. Davy Klaassen-

Davy Klaassen

The 23-year-old is surely an unknown figure in the industry, but he has been doing wonders with the Dutch side Ajax for a long-long time. Despite being a central midfielder, Klaassen is known for his prolific goal scoring skills. The 23-year-old can be used as a central midfielder and also as an attacking midfielder and that will serve as an advantage for the Devils.

In his 31 appearances for the Dutch side last season, he scored 13 goals and bagged an impressive eight assists. He still needs to work more on his passing abilities, but besides that, we think that Klaassen is a tailor made player for Manchester United.

Written by Patrick Rees

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