Barcelona to scout French midfielder regularly ahead of potential move next summer

Spanish champions Barcelona are reportedly planning to monitor Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba for the rest of the season before making an attempt to secure his services next summer.

The France international has spent over two years with the Red Devils since making his comeback from Juventus but this has not ended the uncertainty with regards to his long-term future with the Mancunian giants.

According to The Mirror, the Blaugrana had sent talent-spotters to keep a close watch on the midfielder during the Champions League opener against Young Boys where he was adjudged the man of the match after contributing two goals and an assist.

It is added that the La Liga holders will spy on his performances through ‘every game’ for the remainder of the season before lodging a fresh approach to acquire his signature from the Old Trafford outfit.

Pogba was hotly linked with the Blaugrana during the recent summer transfer window but unfortunately, the Catalan giants could not discuss a deal with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward declining to listen to offers.

The Frenchman has since been questioned about his United future on international duty where he refused to showcase his long-term commitment and the next 10 months could realistically define where his alliance may lie next season.

Despite the constant speculation, Pogba has begun the ongoing season on a good note and he has already contributed four goals and a solitary assist in all competitions. Three of his four strikes, however, have come from the penalty spot with him having missed another.

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