Carragher and Richards in heated debate about Pogba to Man City rumours 3 months ago

Carragher and Richards in heated debate about Pogba to Man City rumours

'I wouldn't go anywhere near him!'

Jamie Carragher and Micah Richards disagreed about Paul Pogba potentially signing for Manchester City on a free transfer in the summer.

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The midfielder rejoined United in the summer of 2016 having spent four successful years at Juventus but has fallen short of expectations in a red shirt.

Pogba has made 27 appearances in all competitions this season, registering one goal and nine assists. However, he has missed a number of matches through injury in what has been a dissipating campaign for both the former Juventus man and the Red Devils.

He is expected to leave Old Trafford at the end of the season, and reportedly sent a final message to the squad group chat on WhatsApp.

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Pogba linked with move to City

It comes after reports earlier this week which suggested that the Frenchman was linked with a move to rivals City this summer on a free transfer. With his contract up in the summer, the World Cup winner will leave for no fee, and City have now emerged as a possible destination.

As reported by the GuardianPogba is open to the move despite the rivalry between the two clubs. The 29-year-old would be following in the footsteps of Carlos Tevez, who controversially left United for City in 2009.

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City boss Guardiola is reportedly keen on using Pogba in a deeper midfield role and are willing to offer him a four-year-contract with an option for an extra year, which would keep him at the club until he is 34 years of age.

What did the pundits day?

Speaking after City cruised past Newcastle United in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon, the Sky Sports pundits were split in their viewpoints on whether Pogba should sign for the Reds' cross-city rivals. Here's what they said:

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Jamie Redknapp : "It would be an incredible move. It was one I didn't see coming. You have to weigh it up. Free transfer, he’d have a point to prove because he’s took a lot of stick at Man United.

"He (Pep Guardiola) obviously respects him as a player. There was talk a few years ago he could have gone for it," he added. "Now, a player of his quality no matter what you say about Paul Pogba, high wages, that's not a problem for Man City, you'd take him in a heartbeat.