Rio Ferdinand Reacts To Paul Pogba Potential Switch To Barcelona

BT Sport's pundit and former footballer Rio Ferdinand.

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Paul Pogba may have led his country to an epic World Cup triumph not too long ago, but the Frenchman is certainly unsettled at his current club Manchester United.

The 25-year-old has been linked with a few clubs already in this transfer window, and while Juventus were serious contenders, it appears as if another big team has been added to the list.

Daily Mail are reporting that Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, is trying his level best to find a new home for his client, and Catalonia looks like a serious possibility.

Barcelona are reported to have been very interested in signing the French superstar, who scored in the World Cup final and expertly contributed throughout the tournament, leading to a victory for Les Bleus.

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But the news hasn’t gone down very well with one former Manchester United player in Rio Ferdinand. The club legend is now more regularly seen as a TV pundit, and he had some choice words with regards to the Pogba transfer story, letting Twitter do the talking.

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Ferdinand’s tweet read as follows: “Don’t you dare allow this ED… #MUFC is Pogba’s home!! Silence these rumours ASAP & get @AlderweireldTob through the door 🤣👍🏻.”

The Englishman does make some valid points, and most Manchester United fans would agree that even a deal that might sound lucrative could prove to be costly in the long run.

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Barcelona are reportedly ready to offer £44.6 million along with Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes for the services of Pogba, but United are playing hard-ball as things stand.

Ferdinand’s tweet also pays close attention to the story surrounding the future of Toby Alderweireld from Tottenham Hotspur, who has been linked with United since last winter, but for whom a deal hasn’t been forthcoming just yet.

With Thursday set as deadline day, there seems to be plenty to look forward to.

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