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Xavi breaks the illusion of Laporta: the winter signing that has stopped Barcelona

Since he assumed the position of president of the FC Barcelona, Joan Laporta has been in charge of seeking reinforcements in all the major leagues in Europe. From Alexis Sánchez from Inter Milan Until Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund, the also Catalan lawyer has not stopped adding names to the Barça transfer schedule. Unfortunately for the boss of the culés, one of them does not enter the wish list of Xavi Hernandez. According to information from the Sport newspaper, the ‘Blaugrana’ coach has paralyzed the arrival of one of the players who most excited about the high command: Paul pogba of Manchester United.

The name of the French footballer leaked in the negotiations between Laporta and Raiola for Haaland. The Italian representative offered his services for January next year and the president of Barcelona saw him favorably. However, the Barça coach does not like the idea at all.

It is not a matter of money, but sports. For Xavi, there is little or nothing that Paul Pogba, 28, can contribute to his project if he is signed in the winter market or in mid-2022, when he has finished his contract with Manchester United.

“Despite the fact that Raiola has also offered it to Laporta and that he has already been linked with Barça on occasion, the style of the Terrassa coach and his commitment to more technical than physical profiles in the engine room do not match Pogba’s landing. In this sense, it seems very complicated that within a hypothetical ‘Haaland pack’ between the chrome of the French international “, publishes the cited source.

Paul Pogba came to Manchester United for a figure of 105 million euros. (Photo: AFP)

Real Madrid does not want it either

In recent weeks there has been talk about the option that the still Manchester United player can move to the ranks of the white box, but once again the idea has been left in the dark. In Valdebebas they are not very satisfied with the arrival of the French footballer, because they believe that he would not fit in with the rest of the squad.

For Real Madrid, the priority is to ensure the permanence of Luka Modric, one of the key pieces of Carlo Ancelotti’s scheme. Thus, Paul Pogba would be left without suitors in LaLiga Santander, so he could analyze his signing for PSG, another club with which he has been linked.

To solve your future

Paul Pogba returned to Manchester last weekend, after spending time in Dubai recovering from a thigh muscle injury, and met manager Ralf Rangnick for the first time. He still has a long period of absence, after being injured in the last international break with France, although at United they trust that he will be able to exercise again in the coming weeks.

“He’s improving, but he still has a couple of weeks left until he can train again, and then a few weeks later until he’s back in shape. You have to be at full capacity before you go back to exercising with the group “said the United manager about it.

Pogba’s future is unknown, with several ups and downs in recent months, from the Frenchman’s declaration of intent to leave, to his most recent predisposition to stay. The French midfielder will be able to negotiate with teams from outside the islands as of January 1.

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