Paul Pogba’s career at Manchester United is seemingly drawing to a close, as his agent, Mino Raiola, opens talks with his former side Juventus over a possible summer transfer
Pogba has been trying to force his way out of Manchester United ever since the beginning of last summer, entrusting Mino Raiola with the task of finding him a new destination.
Contracted with the Old Trafford outfit until summer 2021, the French midfielder is heavily linked with a switch away when the transfer window reopens for business, with Juventus and Real Madrid credited with an interest in his services.
After failing to complete his long-awaited move to the Santiago Bernabeu last summer, Pogba could finally leave United at the end of the season, but to return to Serie A.
Indeed, Raiola has reportedly established contacts with the perennial Italian champions to understand the feasibility of the deal, according to the Manchester Evening News.
Juventus have been looking for a reunion with Pogba for quite a while, as Maurizio Sarri hopes to land the highly-rated playmaker to enhance the Italian side’s hopes of winning the Champions League for the first time in the 21st century.
🚨According to our information, Mino Raiola has started discussions with Juventus to bring Pogba back this summer.— Bianconeri Zone (@BianconeriZone) May 22, 2020
Pogba spent the best years of his professional career at the Allianz Arena, gobbling over 150 appearances for the Bianconeri before re-joining Manchester United in a blockbuster €105million deal in 2016.
However, the World Cup winner has never managed to truly shine at Old Trafford, often being subjected to criticism for his lackadaisical approach and lack of commitment.
After being restricted to just seven Premier League appearances this season by a nasty ankle injury, Pogba has lost his indispensable status in the dressing room.
Moreover, the arrival of Bruno Fernandes in the January transfer market has seen the Frenchman’s influence decline even further.
As a consequence, Ed Woodward is seriously considering the prospect of cashing in on the wantaway midfielder in the summer to prevent him from leaving on a free transfer in less than 15 months.