Jason Cundy has said that he would not be surprised if Tottenham Hotspur made a move for Paul Pogba this summer.
Manchester United paid an at-the-time world record fee of £89m to bring Pogba back to Old Trafford in 2016 on the back of his displays for Juventus (BBC Sport).
However, despite showing glimpses of his quality, the midfielder has not been able to perform with any sort of consistency and do justice to his price tag.
The 29-year-old’s current contract with United runs out in the summer (Transfermarkt) and the midfielder admitted this week that he is dissatisfied at the Red Devils and added that unlike with France, he does not play in his best position for the club (Le Figaro).
Sky Sports have revealed that two Premier League clubs have got in touch with the midfielder’s camp about a potential move this summer.
Cundy believes Spurs could be one of those sides as Conte might fancy himself to get the best out of the player having previously worked with him for two years at Juventus.
The former Chelsea defender told talkSPORT: “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.
“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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I do not think there is even a remote chance of Spurs signing Pogba. The midfielder would likely want to join a more high-profile club like PSG, Juve or one of the Spanish giants. Besides, Conte would want players with the right attitude and I am not sure that the 29-year-old would be a very good fit.
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