Paul Pogba has revealed he hopes to follow in the footsteps of former France and Juventus midfielder Patrick Vieira.
The French youngster is on the brink of the completing a transfer to Turin-based giants Juventus after he failed to reach an agreement with Manchester United regarding a new contract.
Speaking ahead of his anticipated switch to Juve, Pogba said he hopes to deputise for veteran Andrea Pirlo in midfield, but his style is based on ex-Arsenal and Juve man Viera.
“Andrea Pirlo is a great player and I can guarantee I can play in front of the defenders like he does,” Pogba told Sky Sport Italia.
“I would say that my style of play is inspired in that of Patrick Vieira, but I want to make my mark.
“There are three players in Italy who have truly impressed me: Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Andrea Pirlo and Claudio Marchisio.”