Liverpool have been told by former hero Michael Owen to beat the likes of Chelsea to the signing of Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba in the coming transfer windows.
Pogba is arguably one of the most highly rated young talents in world football today, and backed up that belief by winning the young player award at this summer’s World Cup in Brazil.
He left Manchester United in 2012, after not being given enough opportunities to play under Alex Ferguson.
Since then, he has been consistently linked with a move back to the Premier League, with Chelsea generally the club most linked with a move.
Liverpool’s former hero Owen, who was at Old Trafford between 2009 and 2012, when Pogba was emerging as a highly talented young player, believes that the French international should be brought to the club as a replacement for Steven Gerrard.
Speaking on BT Sport, Owen said: “Steven Gerrard’s not going to go on forever so the ideal replacement there would probably be someone like Paul Pogba at Juventus.
“He’s an exceptional talent, a young talent that can play in that drive an central midfield role.”
Pogba and Juventus lost the Italian Super Cup on penalties to Napoli last night in Doha.
Owen sometimes gets things wrong as a pundit, but he’s spot on here – Pogba would immediately improve Liverpool’s midfield and give them a player to build on for the next decade.