Dimitri Payet discusses reported world record transfer of Pogba to Manchester United

France's Dimitri Payet and Paul Pogba

The West Ham star gave his thoughts on the rumours surrounding his France teammate, who may be set for a move to Manchester United.

France's Dimitri Payet and Paul PogbaFrance's Dimitri Payet and Paul Pogba

West Ham United and France favourite Dimitri Payet has been discussing the possible world record transfer fee that could see Paul Pogba move to Manchester United, in comments on RTL.

The pair are teammates for Les Bleus, and the Hammers man has seen first hand the quality Pogba has in his locker.

With reports that the Serie A powerhouse is set for a world record move to United this summer, with Real Madrid also interested, for a price in the region of £85 - £100 million according to Sky Sports, Payet gave his thoughts the 23-year-old's ability in relation to that figure.  

- Juventus' Paul Pogba celebrates after scoringJuventus' Paul Pogba celebrates after scoring

While stopping short of directly commenting on his value, Payet was clear that he viewed Pogba as one of the top players in the world, and that the transfer market often reflected that when the very best move clubs.

"All I know is that Pogba is an exceptional player," he is quoted as saying on RTL.

"Exceptional players attract this kind of club so everything is possible.

"The problem today is that good players are expensive. Unfortunately that's the way the market is. We, the players, can do nothing about it.

"I can't tell you if Pogba is worth that price today but all I know is that he's an exceptional player."

France's Dimitri Payet celebrates after scoring their second goalFrance's Dimitri Payet celebrates after scoring

The West Ham midfielder and Juventus star Pogba are arguably two of French football's biggest names right now, with Payet in particular in superb form during his country's European Championships campaign.

Though both players will have been disappointed to fall at the last hurdle as France lost to Portugal in Paris to an extra time goal from former Swansea striker Eder, the prospect of having a superstar such as Pogba in the Premier League is something the 29-year-old thinks would be great business for the Red Devils.

"Regardless of the club that would buy Pogba and regardless of the price, it will certainly be an exceptional recruit for this team," he added.

Payet scored 12 times for the Hammers last season, ensuring an outstanding debut campaign in the Champions League. Pogba, who left Manchester United on a free transfer, has become one of the world's top central midfielders since arriving at Juventus, scoring 34 goals in 178 matches in Italy.

Manchester United's Paul PogbaPaul Pogba, before he originally left Manchester United

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