France’s Paul Pogba is ‘massively overrated’ and has been average at the European Championships, according to Robbie Fowler.
In a brutally honest column written ahead of Les Bleus’ showpiece with Portugal on Sunday, the former England striker also branded the £100m-rated Juventus midfielder as a ‘selfish’ player who doesn’t score a lot of goals.
“Manchester United’s pursuit of Paul Pogba is a case of them showing their teeth... because they can,” he wrote for the Mirror.
“It is a massive statement of intent from the most financially powerful club in the world, designed, I suspect, to show they still have plenty of bite in the transfer market.
“But £100m? C’mon. I’m sorry, but Pogba is massively overrated. Look, he must be a good player because so many people in the game speak about his qualities and you don’t get to the top in Italy without having talent.
“I just don’t see it. He hasn’t really stood out in Europe and most certainly not at these European Championships.
“He’s done OK against pretty limited opposition for France, but what does he bring? Energy and athleticism to midfield, but so does N’Golo Kante.
“He’s skilful but selfish, not many goals, which for me is a fundamental problem if you’re going to spend £100m on him.”