Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has blasted the gigantic price tag set by Juventus on Paul Pogba, calling it ‘absolutely crazy’.
Manchester United are reported to be in pole position to land the France International, in a fee believed to be in excess of €100m.
“The Pogba transfer fee? It is completely crazy if you cannot afford to pay it. If you can afford to pay it you can justify it. But it is completely crazy if you compare it to normal life. That is for sure,” Wenger told the Daily Mail.
“But we live in a world where every activity that is worldwide makes a lot of money. Football has become a worldwide competition and that is why clubs can afford to do it.
“Does it make sense in the way the player can give you that investment back? Nobody ever could calculate.
“Since I am in this sport I always thought the record cannot go higher and I was always wrong. Maybe in a few years it will be 200, 300, who knows…”
Arsene Wenger’s team will play Liverpool on August 14th 2016, in their first game of the new English Premier League season.