The former Manchester United and England international midfielder Paul Scholes has expressed his doubts over Paul Pogba’s proposed move to the Red Devils this summer.
Scholes went onto say that cross-city rivals Manchester City have made the signing of the summer with Ilkay Gundogan.
“He was a very talented young player, I played with him and I knew how good he was,” Scholes was quoted as saying by Sport Witness.
“I just don’t think he is worth £86m. For that sort of money, you want someone who is going to score 50 goals a season like Ronaldo or Messi. Pogba is nowhere near there yet.
“I think Gundogan is a really impressive player. I’ve seen a lot of him at Borussia Dortmund.”
According to Sky, United’s initial £85 million bid was rejected but the Red Devils are set to table a £100 million offer.
Gundogan was expected to face his former boss Jurgen Klopp – who now manages Liverpool – in City’s first Premier League game of the season but has been ruled out for the opening weeks of the Premier League with an injury.
The 25-year-old is now one of four players born in Germany of Turkish origin in the Premier League with the others being Liverpool star Emre Can, Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil and West Ham winger Gokhan Tore.