Paul Scholes believes that Paul Pogba is worth “nowhere near” the money that Manchester United will reportedly pay.
Reports in France and Italy suggest that a deal is close to being completed, but Scholes is not impressed.
While the former Manchester United midfielder believes Pogba is a good player, for the reported fee he believes United should get “a player who will score 50 goals a season”.
“He was a very talented young player, I played with him and I knew how good he was,”Scholes told Sport Witness.
“He played for the first team maybe once or twice, but from my understanding he was asking for too much money.
“For his age, he was asking for far too much money, that too for a player who hasn’t played first team football.
“Okay, he has gone on to great things. I think certainly there has been a lot of improvement. He needed to improve if he is going to be a player worth £86m.
“I just don’t think he is worth £86m. For that sort of money, you want someone who is going to score 50 goals a season like Ronaldo or Messi. Pogba is nowhere worth that kind of money yet.”