Pogba: My €200 million pricetag is head-spinning

The midfielder is concentrating on his performances after reports suggested interested clubs would have to cough up the colossal figure for his fee and salary

Paul Pogba has branded his €200 million pricetag as “head-spinning” as the transfer saga around him at Juventus rumbles on.

The French midfielder’s agent, Mino Raiola, is alleged to have told Barcelona that they would need to pay €200m for the combined fee and salary of the 21-year-old in January 2016.

Although Pogba signed a new contract with the Scudetto holders late last year, the rumour mill has only increased with ferocity since January with Real Madrid and Chelsea linked with a summer move.

But the former Manchester United youngster is trying to think only about his efforts for Juventus, whom he fired to an 11-point lead in Serie A with his late winner against Sassuolo on Monday.

“I think I have to be more focused on the field because these things can make your head spin,” he told Corriere dello Sport.

“I’m concentrating only on my performances, as I always say. If you want to know about transfer things you’d have to ask Mino Raiola.

“I am focused to win the Scudetto and not thinking about anything else. If I want to become a great player then I have to work harder, and do more and more in training.

“I try to thrive in every game and I have the confidence of my coach and team-mates – I have to grow up and do better.”

Juventus can continue to consolidate their hefty lead in Italy with a victory at Palermo on Saturday, followed by a crunch Champions League last 16 second leg at Borussia Dortmund in which they lead 2-1.

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