Paul Pogba has grown a lot since his days at Old Trafford. Will Louis van Gaal be the man to bring the superstar back to England?
Despite rumors that Juventus had reached a deal on a future sale of superstar midfielder Paul Pogba, Man United still appears to have a shot in the race.
According to the Metro, Man United boss Louis van Gaal is eager to bring Pogba back to Old Trafford, where the 22-year-old Frenchman played the beginning of his senior career. Juventus’ President Andrea Agnelli may have given van Gaal more hope with recent comments that nothing has been finalized regarding Pogba – opening the door for a major bid during the Red Devils’ £200 million spending spree.
“Nothing is 100 per cent in football, players are not for sale starting from September 1,” Agnelli said. “Some years ago we said Christian Vieri was not for sale and he went to Atletico Madrid few days after.”
Chelsea have been notable players in the race as well and won’t go away quietly after they reportedly made a massive bid for the 22-year-old superstar that included Oscar plus £35.5 million in straight cash, giving the package a total value of approximately £56.8 million.
Pogba joined Juventus in 2012 and promptly became a midfield ace that that helped the club win three straight Serie A championships. Considered one of the best defensive midfielders in the world, Pogba even helped Juventus make it all the way to the Champions League final, where they lost to Barcelona.