So, Paul Pogba has come out and publicly said he wants to leave Manchester United and have a another challenge. What now? Is Pogba worth the hassle? Should United fight tooth and nail to keep him? The answer to both those questions are a simple no. Pogba is a supremely talented player and on his day, is one of the best players in the league. But the crucial part of that sentence is, 'on his day'. He carries way too much baggage and is clearly someone who jumps ship way too easily. He also lacks that defensive work rate that top teams will their players to do these days. But most importantly, he no longer wants to play for United. If a player who isn't performing to his best ability wants to leave, why keep him? Sell him for 150 million and reinvest in your whole squad. No brainer. United have come out though and said there's no way they're letting him go, which would be a foolish move. Let's see how this pans out.
It seems that both City and United have been priced out of signing Maguire. Not a surprise if Leicester were asking for 90 million. Instead United have entered talks for Issa Diop of West Ham. That would be a really good signing. I'm a huge fan of his and he's a really great defender. Wan-Bissaka and Diop may not be the biggest names, but they'd both hugely improve United and be a step in the right direction.
According to reports, Manchester City are closing in on the signings of Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodri. He would be the replacement for Fernandinho that they have been hunting for for some time now. 60 million is the fee spoken about, and I wouldn't be surprised if this is wrapped up pretty soon. City are also continuing talks with Juventus for the signing of Joao Cancelo. A high class right back who will surely be given some assurances about regular first team football. This tells me that Pep is having some doubts over Kyle Walker, whether that is about his quality, or amount of football he has played. His form has been poor for the last 6 to 8 months for City and England, so maybe Pep wants Cancelo to replace Walker, or simply for rotation purposes.
Tonight, the England u21 boys play their first game of the European Championships. A tournament where England are one of the heavy favourites, they'll want to get off to a good start against a good French team. England have by far one of the strongest teams in the tournament, with lots of starting eleven players of their clubs in the squad. As well as that, there's lots of Premier League players in the team, including Maddison, Foden, Wan-Bissaka, Abraham etc. Other quality players include Reiss Nelson and skipper Clarke-Salter, who play in Germany and Holland respectively. I'm really looking forward to watching the game tonight and keeping an eye on some of these talents. And hopefully they can go far in this tournament and impress. Come on England.