Paul Pogba is no better than Everton target and Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Axel Witsel, according to the latter’s club manager.
Pogba is on the verge of a £100m move to Manchester United – as he has been all summer – with numerous outlets reporting that the deal is set to be announced.
The Juventus midfielder will become the most expensive player in the history of world football if he returns to Old Trafford four years after he left the club for £800,000.
Mircea Lucescu, manager of Zenit St Petersburg, believes that the 23-year-old is no better than his player, Witsel.
“I do not see differences between Witsel and Pogba except, perhaps, their age,” Lucescu told Gazzetta.
“At the last European Championships, the Frenchman lacked a bit of experience in adapting to a new environment, which Witsel didn’t.”
Witsel has been linked with a move to the Premier League in recent times, although Everton are expected to miss out on the Belgium international’s signature.