According to L’Equipe, via Get French Football News, Manchester United aren’t ready to make a move for €100m-rated (£88m) Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele until Paul Pogba’s situation is clear, and Red Devils fans have been quick to react.
L’Equipe, via GFFN, report that United’s Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Serie A champions Juventus have made provisional contract offers for the highly-rated 22-year-old, with Lyon chairman Jean Michel Aulas valuing him at the same amount Pogba moved to Old Trafford for in 2016.
The report suggests that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’S men are going to wait and see if the France international stays or goes this summer before potentially pursuing their interest in the Ligue 1 midfielder.
The side that finished in sixth position in the English top flight this term look to be in need of some reinforcements in the centre of the park following Ander Herrera’s departure, Fred’s struggles and with Nemanja Matic seemingly in decline, and Ndombele would be the perfect solution to the issue.
Waiting on Pogba is clearly a source of much frustration for many United supporters on Twitter, who believe that they should be looking to have both in their starting XI.
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While one said “if Pogba leaves, buy him, if Pogba stays, buy him”, another said “this is why we are a finished club”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
If Pogba leaves, buy him, if Pogba stays, buy him. Easy.
— L? (@Luke_LUHG) May 17, 2019
This is why we are a finshed club. Big teams would sign Ndombele and keep Pogba. Not one or the other.
— Amin (@Maradona10i) May 17, 2019
Interested FC. Just bid for him already. He has so much respect for Paul Pogba. Why can’t they play together he literally is a box to box midfielder? pic.twitter.com/OnrRJE7y0U
— Tяυsτ №¹-Yahya™ (@RealistYahz) May 17, 2019
We should be making a move regardless.
— Ryan. ? (@Vintage_Utd) May 17, 2019
Need to swap him for the utterly useless Fred
— #GlazersOut #WoodwardOut (@KaranJatt) May 17, 2019
Why? Regardless of Pogba’s situation, we should be signing him.
— Tom (@CynicalLive) May 17, 2019
just sign him god damn it… he and paul are different type of playing
— Panji Rangga Warman (@RanggaWarman) May 18, 2019
And Ndombele is expected to wait whilst United wait on Pogba? If true it simply highlights the maddening incompetence at United uppers echelons.
— Chirandu (@1983Imat) May 18, 2019