Are Manchester United right to target this £8m talent?

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Lucas BigliaIt seems like Manchester United have been linked with a move for Paul Pogba ever since Sir Alex Ferguson decided to let him go. The Red Devils had a surplus of talent at the time and couldn’t find a place in their first team for the talented Frenchman. He pushed and he pushed and eventually he had to go.

It looked like the right decision at the time, but it’s proven to be disastrous. Paul Pogba is now widely regarded as one of the best midfielders in the world. This, combined with his youth, makes him one of Europe’s most sought after footballers.

According to The Express, Pogba has now earned himself an £80m price-tag. If only The Red Devils had kept hold of him, eh?

Regardless, the same source claims that Manchester United have ended their own interest in resigning Paul Pogba and have now moved onto other targets. Doubtless that price-tag has put them off.

The source suggests that The Red Devils are now looking to tie up a deal for Lazio’s technically gifted midfielder, Lucas Biglia. He was part of the Argentina U20 team that won the 2005 FIFA World Cup and he’s now earned 27 caps for the full international side.

Despite his prominence at international level, he’s never really found his way to any top clubs. After spending 7 years at Anderlecht, he moved to Lazio back in 2013 where he’s hit the ground running. He’s not a natural goal-scorer but he’s more than capable of making things happen in the final third. He’s a quick, accurate passer and he’s a smart cookie.

He’s not as good as Paul Pogba, but who is? Luckily his price-tag reflects this. It’s thought that Biglia could be available for as little as £8m. That’s got to be worth a gamble on the part of Louis Van Gaal and co.

It’s going to be interesting to watch this one play out.

What’s your take? Is it time to give up on Paul Pogba? Is Lucas Biglia a good alternative?

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