Juventus are all set to cash in on their star midfielder Paul Pogba, as he readies himself for a move away from the club.
As per reports, Juve have “informally” made Pogba available in the transfer market, and are willing to sell the midfielder to the highest bidder. This move will soon be causing a massive bidding war, as many big clubs from all around Europe are interested in the Frenchman’s services.
The club believed to be leading the race for Pogba’s signature is none other than his own boyhood club Manchester United, which he left after falling out with Sir Alex Ferguson back in 2012. The Red Devils’ new boss Jose Mourinho reportedly wants to bring Pogba back to Manchester, and build a team around the 23-year-old.
Eleven-time European Champions Real Madrid are also interested in Pogba, as they look to strengthen their squad despite winning the UEFA Champions League this season. Their president Florentino Perez was quoted as saying to Marca: “Pogba is a great player, but in midfield we have six great players, so I would not want to discuss speculation. While he excites me, it is difficult to reach agreements if there are no termination clauses.
“If a player such as him is available, we may go for him, but would have to reach an agreement. It is very difficult to bring someone. I’ll talk to Zidane. Our obligation is to be much better every year. He will decide if we can get someone better than we have.”
However, contrary reports are now stating that the youngster is on the verge of joining Real’s arch-rivals FC Barcelona instead. The France international has apparently bought a house in Barcelona as he prepares for life with the Catalan giants.
But the player’s real estate agency Proto Group Ltd have hushed this topic by stating: “The purchase of a villa in Barcelona is in no way related to footballing matters. It is purely an estate investment. We wish to state this publicly because our client is a famous footballer and under great media attention in this period, so that this operation will certainly be reported by the Spanish newspapers, fuelling journalistic speculation that we do not wish to encourage.”