Tuesday August 27 2013
Pogba 'worth twice as much as Bale'

Agent Mino Raiola insists Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba “is worth at least twice as much as Gareth Bale.”

The representative is well-known for making headline-grabbing statements about his clients and laughed off reports Arsenal had made a £20m offer for Pogba.

“How much does Pogba cost? Certainly more than Bale,” Raiola told Sky Sport Italia.

“If Bale is worth €120m, then Paul is worth at least twice as much. Pogba is a Salvador Dali painting, while Mario Balotelli is the Mona Lisa.”

Real Madrid are still trying to push through a transfer worth over £100m for Welsh wizard Bale, which would be a new world record.

Pogba was signed as a free agent when his Manchester United contract expired last summer, but has quickly become a key figure for Juventus.

The 20-year-old already has a senior cap for France and won the Under-20 World Cup last month.

Raiola also commented on some of his other clients around Europe.

“I spoke to Milan and M’Baye Niang will not move. There were some clubs who requested him, but unless something amazing happens, he will stay at Milan.

“Zlatan Ibrahimovic will 100 per cent stay at Paris Saint-Germain.”

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