Paul Pogba’s agent says Gary Lineker ‘doesn’t know what he’s talking about’ after the pundit questioned the hype around the midfielder.
Mino Raiola hit back after BBC Sport presenter Lineker questioned on Twitter whether France star Pogba was “the world’s most overrated player”.
@piersmorgan got attributes and likes a trick but doesn't score many, doesn't create much and not great defensively. Still young though.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 26, 2016
Raiola, who is likely to earn a huge commission if Pogba leaves Juventus for possibly either Manchester United or Real Madrid this summer, countered Lineker’s argument by suggesting that prices across Europe currently mean the midfielder is undervalued, using Chelsea’s likely purchase of Michy Batshuayi for £33.2million as an example of a the going rate.
“When someone is paid to talk about something, that doesn’t mean he knows what he’s talking about. Lineker is one of those,” Raiola told Rai Sport.
“Considering the qualities Paul has and the prices I see around Europe, I think Paul is underrated.
“How much is Pogba worth? The maximum amount a club is prepared to pay for him.
“Just look at a player who is on the bench of Belgium and Marseille, but is being sold for €40 million [Batshuayi to Chelsea].
“When Gary Lineker talks about Pogba, he hasn’t the slightest idea what he’s talking about.
“I remember he said if Claudio Ranieri won the Premier League title with Leicester City, he’d present his show in his underpants. That tells you everything.”