Serie A giants Juventus are contemplating a possible termination of the contract of former Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.
The Serie A outfit have endured a difficult season and Paul Pogba’s future is uncertain with the club reportedly exploring options to either sell him or lay him off.
Paul Pogba made a return to the Italian club, blasting Manchester United for offering him an unacceptable contract renewal offer.
Recall the Red Devils signed Paul Pogba for a record £100m from Juventus after a brilliant spell with the Serie A club and France national team.
He left Manchester United on a controversial note, granting an infamous Pogmentary interview that blasted the club for a shallow and rickety contract renewal offer which he rejected.
Meanwhile, before his exit to Juventus, his final season with the Red Devils was more of a disaster. He scored just 1 goal in 20 Premier League appearances for the club.
It appears he has not been able to resurrect his dwindling fortunes at Turin either, since joining the club in 2022.
Paul Pogba is yet to make an appearance for the Old Ladies after he picked up a knee injury in a preseason friendly.
After a long spell on the sidelines, Paul Pogba returned to the Bianconeri in their shock 2-0 defeat to Monza in the Serie A. He was benched in the game and Juventus boss Max Allegri said there had been a setback ahead of his debut after suffering ‘soreness in his flexors.’
This has further deepened his nightmares, and there are reports the club is considering wild options to end his fruitless spell with the club.
According to reports, Juventus is considering terminating his contract or selling him, with the MLS tipped to be his possible next destination due to the diplomatic rupture between the two parties.
Paul Pogba has missed 27 Juventus matches, and his handling of the injury is also said to be a major factor fueling tense relations between him and the club.
The French star refused to go for a surgical operation on his knee injury, and it is believed his decision contributed to his long spell on the sidelines. Meanwhile, he has continued to maintain constant social media presence while being away from the club.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Juventus are furious with Pogba after they invested over £31m to bring him back to Turin, where he signed a four-year contract worth £7m every year.
The club reportedly forked out £2.9m to pay Paul Pogba last year although he has not made a single appearance for the club.
Juventus’ nightmare experience with Paul Pogba is similar to Manchester United’s. The Red Devils equally had to battle with Paul Pogba’s injury before his acrimonious exit from the club. He failed to make an appearance for the club in 100 matches, struggling with injuries during his six years spell with the club.
Juventus are battling with a similar ordeal amid an already difficult season. They have been docked 15 points by Italian Football Association for financial irregularities
The point deduction has left them languishing in the 13th position in the Serie A table, with Paul Pogba’s situation compounding the woes of the club.