Paul Pogba is reportedly making a spectacular return to Turin to join his old club, Juventus.
Juventus have agreed to pay a salary of €8m a season with final details and bonuses for the move are being discussed. Pogba rejected Manchester City’s offer to avoid any further backlash from the United fans, who have expressed their displeasure toward the player by whistling him during his last games for United against Norwich and Liverpool. Juventus will receive Pogba for another Bosman move and the £93.2m they received when United broke their record fee in 2016.
According to reports, Pogba rejected a deal worth more than €300k per week before leaving as a free agent. On the footballing side, Pogba will be aiming to be in the squad for World Cup as Deschamps has already got plenty of talent in the centre of the park. Pogba, alongside Ngolo Kante, bossed their opponents in the midfield during their World Cup triumph in 2018. He emerged as the leader of the national team and sensed that a move to Juve might bring the best out of him.
Paul Pogba will make his return to Seria A, a competition that he won in each of his last four seasons for Juventus. Bianconeri have lost their grip in Seria A with both Milan’s sides getting their hands on the trophy for two consecutive seasons. Juventus and Max Allegri are planning a rebuild at the club and have promised to build a team around Pogba. Juventus finished their season in fourth position and 16 points behind the champions, Milan.
Pogba and Allegri will reunite after their successful partnership during the 14/15 and 15/16 seasons. Working alongside Allegri might have caused Pogba to return to Juve, as the Frenchman has struggled under several managers since leaving Juventus. In his first season at United, Pogba achieved European success with Europa League and two domestic cups under Jose Mourinho. But the struggles started when he fell out of Jose Mourinho’s plans and struggled to find consistency under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick.
Pogba shared his views on his contract negotiations with Manchester United in his new Amazon Prime documentary ‘Pogumentary’.
“My thought process is to show Manchester that they made a mistake in waiting to give me a contract…and to show other clubs that Manchester had made a mistake in not offering me a contract,” he said.
PSG was also interested in adding another starlet to their team, but sporting director Leonardo’s departure and the arrival of Luis Campos changed their approach and cooled down the interest from the French giants.
Pogba has a lot of talent to be one of the best, and considering the way he thrived in Seria A and made it to the Champions League final, this might be his chance to bounce back in style. Juventus have a lot of young guns at their disposal, with the likes of Chiesa, De Ligt, Vlahovic, Locatelli, and Pogba might be a vital component who will lead this group of talented individuals with his experience. Stay Tuned with The Sportsway for more updates.