Monday, March 30, 2020

Juventus to make Pogba move in January

Juventus are preparing and offer for Manchester United for the services of Paul Pogba this winter, according to Turin-based outlet Tuttosport.

Pogba first arrived to England to join United’s U-18 side back in 2009 and rose through the ranks quickly, but he had been in the first-team reckoning only a few months when he was allowed to leave and join Juventus in the summer of 2012. He soon became the Old Lady’s standout performer, leading them to the 2015 Champions League final. A year later, United appointed Jose Mourinho and the Portuguese wanted Pogba back at Old Trafford. In the end, United pulled off the deal beating off strong competition from Real Madrid and Barcelona, but they were forced to pay a world-record fee (at the time) of over €100 million for the midfielder’s services.

His relationship with the Portuguese later fell apart and even though it’s been a year since Mourinho was sacked, reports of Pogba’s potential departure from Old Trafford aren’t going away.

The French international is apparently the main target for his compatriot, Real boss Zinedine Zidane, but Juventus are also keen to bring him back to Turin. To that end, they are prepared to offer Emre Can plus €60 million to sign Pogba in January.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Veselin Trajkovic


Vesko is a football writer that likes to observe the game for what it is, focusing on teams, players and their roles, formations, tactics, rather than stats. He follows the English Premier League closely, Liverpool FC in particular. His articles have been published on four different football blogs.

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