Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has admitted that he would relish the opportunity of working with soon-to-be Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.
The France international was not given a chance to shine in the Red Devils’ first team and subsequently left for Juventus – where he has become one of the best central midfielders in the world.
Transfer talk linking Pogba with a move to City has been rife in the media over recent years and the star’s latest comments will only suggest that a switch could happen in the summer.
Guardiola has agreed to take over at the Etihad Stadium ahead of next season, with the current Bayern Munich boss set to replace Manuel Pellegrini.
The Spanish trainer is expected to revamp the City squad, with Yaya Toure one of the players thought to be on his way towards the exit door.
The possibility of Pogba replacing the Ivorian will an exciting one for the Etihad Stadium faithful, with the star’s latest comments surely music to their ears.
“Guardiola has great experience and an immense philosophy of football,” he told Sky Sports.
“I am a Juventus player now, but clearly the possibility of working with him in future could develop.
“He is a coach who influences the squad and all the players respect him. You can only admire and try to learn something from him.
“He is an icon of football and I’ve heard he manages to improve every player he has at his disposal.”