Manchester United are looking to offload the French superstar after substandard performances since the start of the season.
Manchester United succumbed to their third defeat in six games as Arsenal registered their first win at the Old Trafford in 14 years. A crucial penalty by Pierre Emerick Aubameyang helped Mikel Arteta‘s side to a 1-0 success, which was also their first away win against a top six side in over five years.
Incapability to threaten Arsenal’s well-oiled defence and a harsh challenge on Hector Bellerin totaled to a poor performance by the Frenchman, Paul Pogba. The 27-year-old was unable to find his muse and work alongside Bruno Fernandes to create any attacking input.
The World Cup winner has failed to make his mark this season and could look for new pastures to resurrect his career. The former Juventus man was strongly linked to the Spanish champions, Real Madrid. However, the 13-time Champions League winners have managed to cool their interest in the French midfielder and have decided to pursue other targets instead, whilst concentrating on younger players.
After a series of substandard performances this season, the Manchester United board would look to offload the Frenchman for a fair price in the upcoming winter transfer market. With less than 18 months left on his contract, the Red Devils want to cash in on the opportunity rather than lose him for free in 2022, despite breaking a world record back in 2016 to land.
Reports suggest that Italian champions, Juventus are keen to acquire their former midfielder in order to bolster their current squad and create a formidable force in Europe. A club aiming to win the prestigious Champions League trophy, the Old Lady of Turin has managed to come close several times but failed to capitalize on the opportunities earned.
Juventus played a big part in Pogba’s development as a world-class midfielder and the Frenchman would consider Juventus as his top priority if Real Madrid fail to reignite their interest in the coming months. In his time at the Italian club, the 27-year-old managed to appear more than 175 times, registering 34 goals and 40 assists in all competitions.
Andrea Pirlo‘s side are expected to face stern competition for Pogba’s signature from the French champions, Paris Saint-Germain. The officials at the French outlet are contemplating a move for the French midfielder after a heartbreaking Champions League campaign last season. The current evaluation for the France international is stated as 80 million euros, which makes him lucrative for the Ligue 1 franchise.
For both, Juve and PSG, the ulterior motive at the end of every season is to win the Champions League. However, they have fallen short in the European Cup year on year and a lot has been made about the lack of creativity in their midfields, which have been very easy to penetrate for the experienced opponents such as Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid.
Pogba could help that cause by bringing in his superior qualities, both in defence and in attack, thereby helping them bridge a significant gap. Where would you like to see the Frenchman play between the two linked sides?