Former Liverpool midfielder and manager Graeme Souness has questioned Manchester United's decision to spend £100m ($130m) on Paul Pogba as he is still far from the finished article. The Red Devils are set to make him their fourth signing of the summer, having already completed deals for Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Eric Bailly.
"For £100m ($130m), you expect the finished article, a game-changer. Paul Pogba's not that. He has the potential to be a top midfield player, but that still wouldn't put him in that price bracket. I've seen him live for Juventus in a European Cup final and semi-final against Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively and haven't seen him getting hold of a game by the scruff of the neck," Souness wrote in his column with The Times.
The 23-year-old was part of the France squad for the European Championships and impressed in his deep lying role for the hosts. Jose Mourinho expects him to take a major step up after his move to Old Trafford and emerge as one of the best midfielders in the world. However, Souness insists that Pogba's talent is not in question, but the price that United are paying is way over the top for a player who does not score 40 goals a season like Luis Suarez.
"He was unconvincing at Euro 2016. You can get caught up in what a wonderful athlete he is but he ain't going to be Luis Suarez, getting 40 goals a season. I see a decent all-round midfielder with some fancy footwork. I understand why Manchester United are buying him, but I question the price."