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TalkSPORT pundit thinks Tottenham might well try and sign £93m midfielder this summer


Jason Cundy has claimed on TalkSPORT that it won’t be a surprise for him to see Tottenham Hotspur boss Antonio Conte make an ambitious move to sign Paul Pogba from Manchester United this summer.

The 29-year-old Frenchman, who was re-signed by the Red Devils for an eye-watering £93 million in August 2016 (Guardian), has just a few months left on his contract.

It doesn’t look like he’ll extend his stay at Old Trafford, which opens the door for multiple other top clubs to sign him on a free transfer before the start of next season.

It really does seem unlikely that he’ll stay in the Premier League if he leaves Manchester United, but Cundy believes Tottenham could well be an option.

Discussing Pogba’s struggles at Manchester United, Cundy said: “I just wonder whether he’s been let down, if he’s been mismanaged, or mis-coached. I just wonder, under a better manager, could we have potentially seen a better Pogba? I think the managerial situation [has affected him].

“Under Klopp, he wouldn’t [hold the ball], look at what Klopp has done for [Jordan] Henderson. Henderson has turned out to be one of the most consistent, solid midfielders in the Premier League, and Klopp has got that out of him.”

Talking about where Pogba could go next, he said: “He can’t get into those top teams (Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea). I’ve not seen enough, but that doesn’t mean to say that he can’t improve some teams.

“There’s a couple of Premier League clubs that we believe are interested and it wouldn’t surprise me if [Antonio] Conte’s looking at that situation.”

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