Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pogba Reveals Respect for 'Football Icon' Pep

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pogba Reveals Respect for 'Football Icon' Pep

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PAUL Pogba reckons 'football icon' Pep Guardiola could help take his game to the next level.

City were in for the Juventus midfielder last summer but balked at the price being asked.

It was expected Pogba was set on a move to Barcelona after the upcoming European Championships.

But the latest reports from Spain indicate Luis Enrique's side may not have the funds to afford Pogba, and the pulling power of Guardiola could put a deal for the 22-year-old back on the table with City happy to back their new manager in the transfer window.

The French international (right) spoke of his admiration for the coach ahead of Juventus' Champions League tie with Bayern Munich.

He said: "He is a coach with a lot of experience and has a great game philosophy. …

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