Understandably, Barcelona are amongst the endless list of teams who are fighting to sign the most promising midfielder in European football
Paul Pogba, the 22-year-old French international currently excelling at Juventus, continues to be linked with major clubs in desperate need of reinforcements on a daily basis. Understandably, Barcelona are amongst the endless list of teams who are fighting to sign the most promising midfielder in European football.
From a sporting perspective, an offer to play at the Camp Nou alongside world-class stars such as Lionel Messi, Neymar or Andres Iniesta should give the Catalans the edge over their competitors. Who in their right mind would refuse the chance to develop alongside some of the best professionals to ever play the game?
The improvement since Luis Enrique took charge in the summer is obvious, as proved by the fact that challenging for the treble is still a likely possibility despite having already reached the final third of the season. Joining a successful team which is only likely to get better with time should be attractive enough for an ambitious youngster like Pogba to give Barca the nod.
It will be a challenge to convince both Pogba and his current club to wait patiently until Barca's transfer ban expires
The more direct, less speculative approach the Blaugranas have adopted in recent times would also be a perfect fit, given the French international’s privileged athleticism and ability to adapt to both attacking and defensive transitions with ease. His touch, power and eagerness to interchange positions in the final attacking third would allow him to make a positive difference in no time.
However, it will be a challenge to convince both Pogba and his current club to wait patiently until Barca's transfer ban expires in January 2016, especially given the fact that mega-rich institutions such as Paris Saint Germain, Chelsea or Manchester United are capable of offering huge amounts of money to secure his services this very summer.
While more-than-likely Italian champions Juventus are not in any rush to sell their most promising player, it is undeniable that they may end up with no option but to accept any obscenely high offers they receive due to the difficult economical problems Serie A clubs are currently experiencing.