Juventus Targeting Summer Move for Paul Pogba After Freeing Up Space on Wage Bill
Juventus are once again said to be keen on making a summer move to re-sign Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.
Pogba has featured just eight times for the Red Devils this season due to recurring ankle problems. However, despite this, he has continued to be persistently linked with a move away from Old Trafford.
Tuttosport now report that Juventus are once again targeting a summer move to re-sign the French World Cup winner, who left the Turin side in 2016 to return to Manchester United, conjuring up the image that he will just be batted back and forth between the two clubs like a ping-pong ball for the rest of his career.
The report claims that Juventus have been boosted in their hopes that Pogba will be allowed to leave in the summer, after United finally completed the signing of former Sporting CP midfielder Bruno Fernandes.
Emre Can’s deadline day move to Borussia Dortmund and Mario Mandzukic’s departure to Qatar have also freed up space on the Bianconeri’s wage bill, which would aid them in their pursuit of the 26-year-old.
This isn’t the first time Juventus have been linked with a reunion with Pogba, who only has 18 months remaining on his current deal but, while there may be interest, any potential deal certainly wouldn’t come cheap.
Italian outlet Calciomercato also report that the Bianconeri are targeting United’s number six, claiming that the club are searching for midfield reinforcements. Moreover, their top two targets are said to be Pogba and Brescia’s Justin Long lookalike Sandro Tonali.
Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola once again stirred the pot surrounding the player’s future recently, telling Juventus fans to ‘dream’ about a return. He said: “Juve fans should dream, because if you do not dream, then you are dead. I do not work in dreams, but in the real world, so have to make the right choices for my clients.”