Barcelona and Juventus have reportedly emerged as the two likely destination options for Paul Pogba if he leaves Manchester United next year.
As cited by Sky Sports, all is not well between the French midfielder and manager Jose Mourinho, with tension building on and off the pitch as United continue to stutter this season.
The Reds are now winless in our last four games across all competitions and with talk of unrest within the camp, it remains to be seen if Mourinho’s men can bounce back this weekend when they host Newcastle at Old Trafford.
It is a concern for fans to be hearing leaks from the dressing room, but the boss can only blame himself for creating so many enemies and trying to make others feel sympathy for him.
Transfer speculation relating to Pogba’s future is hardly surprising. Tuttosport are noting reports in Spain that if the 25-year-old leaves Manchester next year, he wants to join either Barcelona or Juventus, ruling Paris Saint-Germain out of the equation.
The Telegraph claims it could cost either European giant €150 million to prise Pogba away from United, while the same report raises doubts over Barcelona’s ability to afford such a deal given their current wage bill.
Having splashed out on Cristiano Ronaldo this past summer, the same may apply to Juventus and so it remains to be if such an exit materialises. Hence why Caught Offside believe it’s still too early to suggest that Pogba leaving United is a certainty.