Newcastle backed to raid Man Utd for three stars including Paul Pogba

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Paul Pogba

Could Paul Pogba one day be playing under Steve Bruce at Newcastle? (Picture: Getty)

Chris Waddle has backed Newcastle to sign Manchester United star Paul Pogba if they ‘sell the dream’ to him.

The talented midfielder is out of contract at the end of the season and is yet to decide on his future at Old Trafford.

While he’s been linked with the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid, PSG and Juventus, former Newcastle midfielder Waddle believes his old side should also be in the market given their £300m Saudi-backed takeover has gone through.

‘Paul Pogba’s out of contract isn’t he?’ he told The Sun.

‘Now people might say about Newcastle — but money talks.

‘If they sell the dream about what we’re going to win and achieve, it might.’

With Newcastle now the richest club in world football there’s already been plenty of wild speculation over who they could be targeting in January with anyone from Philippe Coutinho to Kylian Mbappe being linked.

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Anthony Martial

Anthony Martial has been linked with a move away from Manchester United (Picture: Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Waddle says Newcastle shouldn’t be aiming for big-name players in their 30s and instead targeting young, hungry players who want to prove a point.

As well as a raid for Pogba, he feels Donny van de Beek and Anthony Martial could both prove viable options having struggled for game time under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

‘And then, do you raid the big teams? Your Bayern Munichs and teams like that and say “we want him, we want him”‘, Waddle added.

Donny van de Beek is out of favour at Manchester United (Picture: Alex Livesey – Danehouse/Getty Images)

‘Test them. Could you get somebody like Eden Hazard out from Real Madrid? On loan even until the end of the season and then pay a fee.

‘Federico Chiesa, yes. Moussa Diaby. Anthony Martial, not fitting in to Manchester United — all available. Donny van de Beek.

‘And then do you test teams like Arsenal for your people like Emile Smith Rowe?

‘What about Kalvin Phillips at Leeds? Declan Rice. Marco Asensio at Real Madrid.

‘There are so many talented players at a good age, and this is what it’s about.

‘It’s not about buying 31 or 32-year-olds and thinking ‘we’ll use you for a year’ and paying an absolute fortune.

‘It’s about building a team over the next five years. Yes, of course, you’ll add to it, get some players out.

‘But the first three, four, five signings are people who you think will pen a five or six-year contract and will be there for that period of time.’

All eyes will be on Steve Bruce and his current crop of players when they take on Tottenham on Sunday.


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