'Love a player like that' – Chelsea and Liverpool would be desperate for Pogba to sign after his Man Utd exit, says BentJune 3, 2022
FORMER Premier League striker Darren Bent reckons stars from Chelsea and Liverpool would "love" to play alongside Paul Pogba.
The 29-year-old becomes a free agent at the end of the month after Manchester United officially confirmed he would be leaving the club.
Pogba's next move is currently unknown, but the likes of Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain have been linked.
While the midfielder has often come under criticism from fans for his performances at Old Trafford, Bent reckons the stars from Chelsea and Liverpool would jump at the chance to play with Pogba.
The ex-Tottenham and Aston Villa man suggested players think differently from supporters.
Bent told talkSPORT: "I don’t know if Chelsea fans will want him to join but I wonder if some of the players would. Footballers will think differently to fans.
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"There will be a real admiration for Paul Pogba amongst other players in the Premier League, from the players who have played against him.
"I think other players, players in the Chelsea squad, will think 'I would love a player like that to come here'.
"Fans will see it differently and say 'he doesn’t work hard enough, it didn’t work at United, why would we want him?'"
Pogba after all helped France win the 2018 World Cup, and has 91 caps for his country.
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Regardless of his underwhelming six-year spell at United, Bent insisted the midfielder remains an elite player.
He continued: "Players think differently. It will be the same with Liverpool.
"Fans might think he wouldn’t suit the system, but I bet there’s Liverpool players who would want him."
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