Tuesday December 10 2013
Mancini reveals Pogba rejection

Galatasaray boss Roberto Mancini has revealed that he turned down the opportunity to sign Paul Pogba.

The Italian tactician has claimed that whilst in charge at Manchester City he rejected the chance to bring in the French midfielder on a free from Manchester United.

“Pogba is a player that I really like,” he told Tuttosport. “Two years ago, before he came to Juventus I had the chance to take him to Manchester City for no cost.

“But honestly, I do not remember the reason why we didn’t.”

Pogba has since gone on to become a Juventus regular and has recently been named Golden Boy as the best under 21 player in Europe.