Pogba, like many of his top-flight team-mates, has endured a difficult season at Old Trafford and now appears destined to complete his second tenure at the club after a roller-coaster five years in which he has largely flattered himself about deceiving his or her fulfill ample potential.
City, meanwhile, are still licking their wounds after Wednesday night’s Champions League elimination at the hands of Real Madrid and are reportedly considering ways to strengthen their already impressive summer squad.
With long-time stalwart Fernandinho set to leave at the end of the season and Ikay Gundogan’s contract expiring in just over 12 months, midfield is an area of concern for City.
Pogba’s versatility coupled with the fact that he is available on a free basis makes him of great interest to Guardiola and the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager has always been a huge admirer of the 29-year-old.
Speaking in 2017, he noted the former Juventus star’s ability to play in different positions, saying: “I first met Paul Pogba when Bayern Munich played Juventus.
“In both games I was really impressed. He played in 10 positions. He’s an outstanding player and he can do absolutely everything.
“Of course sometimes it’s not easy to deal with the expectations that you have when you get here, especially the amount of money. It was’nt easy.
“He’s an outstanding player and I think he’s had a good season.”
Pogba had previously been linked with City ahead of the Manchester derby in April 2018 when Guardiola sensationally revealed the player had been offered to him by super agent Mino Raiola, with whom he had a difficult relationship.
He said: “Pogba is an incredible player… A top, top player.
“I declined the offer. We don’t have enough money to buy Pogba because he’s so expensive.
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