Paul Pogba spent just three years at Manchester United before leaving for Juventus on a free transfer in 2012.
During his brief time at Old Trafford a young Pogba played just seven senior games in all competitions – all as a sub.
Since joining Juventus the French midfielder – who has picked up 29 caps for his county – has made close to 200 appearances for the Italian giants, winning three Serie A titles and one Coppa Italia, as well as reaching a Champions League final.
It could be argued that Pogba, now 23, has achieved as much as he is likely to with Juve.
Sure, he could stick around and win more Serie A titles, but perhaps it is time for him to try a new challenge and give himself an opportunity to diversify his portfolio of titles?
According to Sport, Real Madrid and Manchester City are interested in Pogba, while the same publication report that the Premier League outfit are willing to pay Juve as much as €95 – which converts to over £74m – to sign the Frenchman this summer.
It is also claimed by Sport that incoming manager Pep Guardiola has told City chairman Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak that he sees Pogba as the key cog in the City’s team of the future.
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As a midfielder, Pogba is an elite all-rounder. Physically, he is tall, strong fast and fit as a fiddle, while his mental and technical attributes are equally impressive.
Pogba’s passing, tackling, determination, creativity and shooting – especially from long range – are fantastic.
Many of his 26 Serie A goals have come from powerful punts from deep, but he can score via a variety of methods.
For example, Pogba’s solo effort in January’s 4-0 win over Chievo demonstrated his ability to run at defenders from deep, before he finished clinically with the inside of his right foot.
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