In an exclusive interview with The Transfer Tavern, former Premier League midfielder Carlton Palmer has warned Manchester United replacing Paul Pogba with Saul Niguez would be a backward step.
With just one year left on his United contract, Pogba continues to be linked with a move away from Old Trafford. According to Sky Sports, Paris Saint-Germain could make a move for the Frenchman soon.
Meanwhile, the Daily Star claims the Red Devils are interested in signing Saul in a potential £50m deal and are ready to go all out for his signature if they do end up losing Pogba.
Would Saul be a good Pogba replacement?
That, however, would be a massive step in the wrong direction, according to Palmer. The ex-Leeds United player told TT:
“I think that’s a backward step if you’re letting Pogba go and bringing in somebody like that.
“Listen, he’s technically very good and he’s a good football player, but he’s not on the same level as Pogba. So for me, it’s a non-starter.”
The above may very well be the case, but United have a decision to make because of Pogba’s contract situation.
If the France international does not put pen to paper on a new deal, then the club, of course, risk losing him for nothing next summer. Furthermore, perhaps selling now is something they will have to seriously consider.
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