The rising star of Italian football, Paul Pogba has been in the limelight for a few months now, ever since his amazing performances for Juventus last season and then for France during their qualification run for the World Cup. The French midfielder was touted for a move away from the Italian Serie A with a return back to the Premier League but the Juventus player has stayed put and in fact had signed a new contract.
However, things are never constant in the world of football and with new contracts only meaning that teams have to break the bank to buy the player, the same situation has risen for Pogba, a lot of clubs were tracking his situation in Juventus. The club from Turin have always stated that Pogba is happy at Juventus but conceded that every player does have a price and if the right amount is paid for Pogba he could leave the club.
His agent has stated that Pogba will not be leaving this month in the January transfer window but the Frenchman might be available for a transfer in the summer. His agent Mino Raiola spoke to Sky Sports HQ about the players’ situation.
“Paul renewed his contract in Italy. There is a five-year deal with Juventus and what June and July brings, we will see in June and July.
“He will stay here this window in Italy and after that it’s also up to Juventus and up to himself to see what are the possibilities and what are the things to do.
“I have been in football long enough to say that I cannot foresee the future. Today Paul Pogba is the most expensive player if he would be on the market – that’s the risk, that’s normal; there are only a few clubs that can afford him.
“Let’s say that I am aware of the interest that there is around Paul, obviously, and without naming them, everybody that knows a little bit about football knows that there are only eight clubs that can afford him. That’s the eight clubs that will get into the scramble or the battle to have him.”
When asked if he Pogba could be seen at Manchester United, a club which he left a few years back in testing conditions. Raiola was quoted as saying
“Paul has always said he is not angry with Manchester United – you need to move on. So there is no personal grudge against Manchester United. On the contrary, he holds Manchester United very dear and has very nice memories.”
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