Manchester United superstar Paul Pogba is playing a huge role in persuading Ousmane Dembele’s potential move to Manchester United, according to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo.
The Red Devils have had been in the hunt for Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho all summer long. However, as things stand now, the Red Devils are in danger of missing out on their no.1 summer transfer target.
United have reportedly picked Ousmane Dembele as one of the most suitable alternatives to Jadon Sancho. And Man United have made contacts with the club and the representatives of the player for a season-long loan deal, as confirmed by Fabrizio Romano.
Despite United’s interest in him, Dembele was determined to continue his professional career with the Catalan giants. Though, Pogba’s reported intervention has proved to be a catalyst in United’s attempt to sign the Frenchman from Barca.
Barcelona signed Dembele from Dortmund for a deal worth €145m in the year 2017. Having an enormous burden on the shoulder, Dembele has had always failed to impress on a consistent basis. Dembele’s long-list of injuries haven’t had helped him either but reduced his efficiency to a certain extent.
Both Pogba and Dembele were the noteworthy members of the France national team that went on to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup hosted in Russia.
A deal for Dembele could see United ending their chase for Jadon Sancho, at least for another season.