Mino Raiola, the agent of Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba has been spotted in Turin amid rumours of a possible return of the French midfielder to Juventus.
Raiola had a few days ago in an interview stated that the midfielder is not happy at Old Trafford, advising the club to quickly cash in on him next summer in order to avoid losing him for free.
From the look of things, United won’t want to release Pogba during the winter transfer at least. In case he fails to impress after being given another opportunity to start games, the Red Devils might be forced to sell him so as to recoup part of the £89.3 million paid for him.
Pogba had memorable time at Juve where he was used in the free role and enjoyed his game more.
However, he has failed to live up to expectations at Man United and many has criticised his performance, knowing fully well what he is capable of.
Since Raiola’s comment which the club has dismissed, the Frenchman has started two straight games for the Red Devils.
Does Juventus really need Paul Pogba again?
According to several reports in Italy, Juventus is planning to make a move to re-sign their former midfielder in the January transfer window.
Sighting Raiola in Turin seems to have boosted Juventus fans’ hopes to see the Frenchman return in Black-and-while.
If the Bianconeri decides to resign the midfielder, they could be involved in a negotiation nightmare because they will need to sell some of their players first.
Apart from that, the Old Lady won’t be able to pay the current wage of the French midfielder. They will also want to convince Manchester United to sell the player on loan with option to buy.
“In England they are very sensitive when it comes to Pogba. I expressed my thoughts, my opinion. Nothing sensational, I think it’s clear.
“I should have said we would speak in the summer as it’s hard for big players to change club in January. We’ll see what will happen in the summer, we live in a very changed world,” Raiola told Tuttosports.
Looking at the current Juventus midfield, is there a need for Poga? The answer is an emphatic yes, knowing what he can bring into the team of allowed to play his free role.
Pogba is known to be a player who with his physical and creative strenght can bring alot to the table. He can also be a good scorer, thereby reducing the workload on Cristiano Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata.
Pirlo had said his team needs to learn how to play without the five-time world footballer of the year. So, resigning Pogba will be a statement of intent that the team is not going to over-rely on Ronaldo anymore.
Pogba can form a formidable partnership with Weston McKennie and Arthur. With the trio in midfield, Juve would be able to sweep many teams aside, especially in Serie A.
Heads up, @PaulPogba 👤⚽#MUFC #GoalOfTheDay pic.twitter.com/aCN2w4dYbL— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 18, 2020
Although Pogba has recently said he is 1000 percent committed to United, let’s keep our fingers crossed to see what pans out during the winter transfer window.