Juventus have £17.5m ‘big obstacle’ in proposed deal for Manchester United ‘protagonist’

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According to Tuttosport, Juventus are keen to bring Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba back to Turin but have a ‘big obstacle’ in completing a deal as they may struggle to meet the ‘protagonist’s’ £17.5m-per-year salary demands.

The 25-year-old has an uncertain future this summer after a difficult second season under Jose Mourinho. United re-signed the French international in 2016 from Juventus, four years after he was sold by the Manchester giants to the Serie A, but a return could be on the cards according to reports in Italy.

Pogba has gone on to make a total of 90 appearances in all competitions for the Red Devils, scoring and creating 32 goals, but his second stint at Old Trafford hasn’t gone to plan. Despite contributing 15 goals in 23 Premier League appearances this season, Pogba has come in for criticism for laboured displays and inconsistency.

A fallout with Mourinho has also been rumoured this season, but both parties deny any argument has taken place. Regardless, there’s a feeling that a move could be on the cards for Pogba as his career isn’t thriving in England.

The 25-year-old enjoyed a successful spell with Juve between 2012-2016 and may feel a move back to Italy could resurrect his fledgling reputation. The midfielder won four Serie A titles and two Copa Italias, while finishing 5th in the 2015 Ballon d’Or as a Juve player. He’s fallen someway short of those levels in England.

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