According to Tuttosport, Manchester United could lose midfielder Paul Pogba to former club Juventus, with his poor relationship with manager Jose Mourinho cited as a potential factor. The 25-year-old has recently won the World Cup with France, while boasting 60 caps for his country already, and should return to United’s training camp in high spirits. But reports in Italy claim he’s being lured elsewhere.
Juventus midfielder Blaise Matudi and striker Paul Dybala are trying to convince him into returning to Turin where he made 178 appearances in all competitions, scoring and creating 77 goals while winning four Serie A titles and two Coppa Italias. With Cristiano Ronaldo recently joining from Real Madrid, Juve have a lot going for them this summer.
Nevertheless, he’s still on United’s books and Mourinho won’t have any desire to sell him off the back of a fantastic World Cup in Russia. Pogba impressed in the knockout rounds and finally showed the quality fans have been craving. Since making the switch from Juventus back to then-former side United in 2016, Pogba has gone on to make 88 appearances across the board, winning the Europa League and League Cup.
Do you see anyone,including Real and PSG stumping up that amount? So even if United (the richest club in football) needed money and IF they were interested in getting rid of Pogba (which they’re not) Juventus wouldn’t have the money to afford him. Fact is United don’t want to sell and his buyout clause is £273m. So good luck churning thisone for the next several weeks.
Losing Pogba would be a terrible shame for United. I’d rather lose Jose. With Fred coming, Pogba is going to have more license to show his creative side. If United add a high quality Center Back, they will have made good improvement overall. However, if they want to become a super power again and challenge to be the best in Europe, they need to add two more superstars to their team such as Neymar or Mbappe and Milinkovic-Savic. Overall, it will likely cost them $500m. I think United fans will have to be content with small gains because I just don’t see the desire by the Glazers to spend another $500m this transfer window.