Friday April 1 2016
Pirlo: 'Pogba best in world'

Midfield legend Andrea Pirlo says Juventus' Paul Pogba is 'the best youngster I've ever seen' and the 'most complete central midfield player in the world'.

The World Cup winner played for four years for Juventus before moving to New York City FC, and he was able to experience first-hand what playing with Pogba was like.

The Frenchman is now being targeted by a variety of European clubs, with Manchester City in pole among the Premier League teams to pick him up.

“Of course, Juventus will want to keep him,” Pirlo told the Daily Mirror. “But sometimes you can get to a transfer fee that you can rebuild an entire team with and he would get to that fee.

“At his age, you can build a team around him for the next years. If he does decide to leave, then I think it will be for a world record.

“I have played with some great young players, but Pogba was the best young player I have ever seen.

“We saw from his first training session with Juventus that he was special. There was a disbelief among the senior players that Manchester United had allowed him to leave.

“Since then he has grown physically and as a player. For me he is now the most complete central midfield player in the world.”

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