New PSG star Gini Wijnaldum hails ‘extraordinary’ Paul Pogba and claims he would like to see the Manchester United star join the French giants… with the former Liverpool man describing the Frenchman as ‘one of the best midfielders’ in the world’
- Manchester United could sell midfielder Paul Pogba to PSG for £43million this summer
- Sportsmail revealed the Red Devils are under pressure to sell their star playerspeler
- Gini Wijnaldum has described Pogba as ‘one of the best midfielders in the world’
- Wijnaldum was confirmed on Thursday as a new PSG player for a three-year contract
- The Dutchman claims he would love to see the ‘incredible’ Pogba at PSG
Georginio Wijnaldum has revealed he would be thrilled if new club Paris Saint-Germain added Manchester United star Paul Pogba to their midfield, as the Frenchman ‘has everything’.
The Dutch midfielder was confirmed as a PSG player on Thursday after signing a three-year contract with the French giants following his departure from Liverpool in late June.
Sports post revealed that United are under pressure to sell Pogba this summer and that PSG could move for him in a £43million summer deal, with Wijnaldum describing the ‘extraordinary’ Pogba as ‘one of the best midfielders in the world’.
New PSG star Gini Wijnaldum (right) has said he’d love to see Paul Pogba (left) join in too
Wijnaldum was confirmed on a free transfer on Thursday as PSG’s last summer signing
When asked by RMC if he wanted to see Pogba join PSG, Wijnaldum replied: ‘He’s incredible. I’ve played against him several times and what a fantastic player! Any team would love to have it.”
“If you were to ask a player from another team if they would like Paul Pogba, everyone would say yes because he is an extraordinary player, full of qualities. He has it all.
“He is one of the best midfielders in the world. But the way I see football and I saw it a lot last year: when a lot of players get injured and you always have to play with the same players, that’s difficult.’
Manchester United under pressure to sell Paul Pogba with PSG interested in £43m deal
Sports post revealed this week that Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola is discussing personal terms with PSG, who believe they can sign the 28-year-old midfielder for less than half of the £89million he cost United in 2016.
Pogba has one year left on his £290,000-a-week contract at Old Trafford and has given no indication that he is interested in signing a new contract. This means he could walk away from Old Trafford for the second time this summer as a free agent, having initially left the Premier League club for Juventus in 2012 as a youngster.
United must now decide whether to recoup some of that money by selling Pogba before the August 31 transfer deadline, or keep the player for another season and risk losing him for nothing.
PSG, one of the few clubs in Europe to be able to afford his salary, believe they could persuade United to sell for around £43 million, although the two clubs are believed to have not been contacted yet.
Wijnaldum (center) praised Pogba (right) after facing the United star several times in England
Should Pogba move to the French giants, who are looking to take back the Ligue 1 title this season from last season’s surprise Lille champions, he would join an all-star PSG team that already this summer has Gianluigi Donnarumma and Sergio Ramos has conquered.
Former Inter Milan defender Achraf Hakimi is another high-profile signing from Mauricio Pochettino this summer along with Wijnaldum, who praised the PSG project currently underway.
“Winning titles is very important, as a footballer we all want to achieve that,” said Wijnaldum when confirming his transfer-free.
Players like Sergio Ramos (left) and Gianluigi Donnarumma (right) have joined PSG this year
“And Paris wants to win, it’s a club that has made a lot of progress over the years, having played in a Champions League final, also reaching the last four last season. I think the project is wonderful and we are building a team to achieve these goals.
“When Paris came to meet me, everything went very well, and I wanted to go to Paris Saint-Germain quickly.
Mauricio Pochettino had already approached me at the time to sign me for Tottenham, so I had already talked a lot with him.
“The whole club made me feel like they really wanted me, that played a big part in my decision.”