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Controversy over.. Pogba?

August 1, 2009

Paul Pogba

If you were glancing through the football headlines this morning, you could be forgiven for misreading Pogba for Drogba, with the latter being in the news so much in the past 6 months. However, I introduce to you, Manchester United’s new 16-year old prodigy, Paul Pogba!

The young Frenchman has caused a stir between his new club and former employers Le Havre. Pogba, his parents and Le Havre football club agreed a ‘non-solicitation agreement’ back in Autumn 2006, followed by a proposed trainee contract that would see him through to the end of the 2009/10 season. However, with Man Utd offering big money for the youngster’s services, his parents decided to cut short that agreement much to the displeasure of the French club. A statement from the club’s official website says, “Le Havre want to express their indignation at the actions of Manchester United officials and their pursuit of Paul Pogba.”

Le Havre have also called on the football authorities to act in order to prevent similar situations occurring in the future. I’m sure Paul doesn’t mind though. A hefty sum of money on the table, the chance to work with Alex Ferguson at the biggest club in the world, and playing in front of 70,000 people every other week are things every 16-year old kid dreams of.

Paul Pogba fun facts:
Born on 15 March 1993
Captains France under-16 side
Defensive Midfielder by trade
Turned down interest from Arsenal to join United

He must be a pretty decent player if he turned down Arsenal to join Utd! Apparently Liverpool showed a bit of interest to, but they have bigger fish to fry. One thing’s for sure – it shall be interesting to have Pogba and Drogba playing in the same match. That could get very confusing!

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. Rite$h permalink
    August 1, 2009 10:08 pm

    I wonder if this young player will one day actually get into United’s starting 11…

  2. August 1, 2009 10:31 pm

    Sir Alex may have been telling a fibsy about summer signings coming to an end but he was serious about building a young squad. Good Lord. This kid can’t even go out for a pint with the rest. How ever would one bond with a group of European men without?

  3. August 1, 2009 10:36 pm

    I love Le Havre equating this to “minor slave trade”. Classic.

  4. George permalink
    August 1, 2009 11:10 pm

    Well there’s a good chance he’ll one day be a regular in the first team. I mean, who’d ever heard of Macheda before he scored his first Utd goal?
    Sir Alex is a genius when it comes to spotting talent and bringing them up into the first team. He must have spotted something in Pogba to go through all that to sign him!

  5. vasanth permalink
    August 2, 2009 11:28 am

    manutd lacks CDM
    this guy was warmly welcomed


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