Josep Maria Bartomeu has said Barcelona couldn’t financially afford to buy Paul Pogba from Juventus in 2016 when he was eventually sold to Manchester United. United agreed to pay £90 million for Pogba.

“In the summer of 2015, Paul Pogba was playing in Turin and we simply told Juve that, if one day they decide to sell the player, we would be interested,” Barca president Bartomeu said.

“When they sold the player, they told us what the offer would have to be and we couldn’t afford that amount of money at the time.

“So he went to United, and he’s making them better as a team because he’s one of the stars of the world of football right now.”

Barcelona and Real Madrid have been rumored as possible destinations for Pogba if he’s sold.