So with just a few days to go before the transfer deadline, the Paul Pogba saga looks set to reignite and cause a frustrating if not entertaining final stage of the window.
After looking like the France World Cup winner would be on his way out of Old Trafford for much of the summer, things appeared to quieten down slightly on the Pogba transfer front.
Now, The Telegraph claim that Manchester United have “flatly rejected” a proposal from Real Madrid of £27.6m plus James Rodriguez for the French midfielder.
The report adds that the seemingly low-ball offer appeared to confirm the Red Devils’ suspicions that Madrid don’t have the finances to make a big-money move for Pogba.
After hearing about Zinedine Zidane’s side’s bid for the 26-year-old, United fans took to Twitter to voice their thoughts on the matter.
Many supporters of the Manchester side revealed their amusement at Real’s offer and wondered why the Spanish club even thought their reported offer was going to accepted.
Indeed, some rather comically offered their own counter-proposals and insisted that there was simply no way Real’s valuation was anywhere close to what Pogba was truly worth.
Check out some of the reaction of United fans below:
What are they smoking
So we value pogba at 150 million around that anyways
So they value James Rodriguez at 120 million
— Dean Simpson ?? (@deano85mufc) 5 August 2019
How much do they think James is worth? About £150 million?
— David Keeling (@keeling_david) 5 August 2019
Hahaha skint club
— Matthew Griffiths (@MatthewGrif18) 5 August 2019
Madrid so disrespectful
— Chopper (@MrOgbu) 5 August 2019
Now send them a offer of Phil Jones + 30M for Raphael Varane
— Paulo Dybala (Fan Account) (@Dybala_SZN) 5 August 2019
This is like career mode when you run out of money and offer upto the last penny
— Joan Issac (@JOANISSAC1) 5 August 2019
Real are a disgrace in the transfer market. Spend their time trying their best to unsettle players and then follow up with insulting bids. This bid means they value Pogba at about £60m!
— James Lampard (@Lampard1989) 5 August 2019