Former Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna has tipped Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba to return to Juventus this summer.
Pogba’s United contract runs out at the end of next season and there has been little indication that he is ready to commit his long-term future to the club.
The 27-year-old has not featured for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side since Boxing Day and has spent most of the season in recovery from injury.
There have been doubts raised as to whether Pogba would fit into the same team as Bruno Fernandes, and his sale would free up funds to Solskjaer to improve his squad in other areas.
While there have been many rumours about his wish to link up with Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid, former France teammate Sagna thinks Juventus will be Pogba’s next destination.
“I see more Paul returning to Juventus because Cristiano [Ronaldo] is there and because Juventus is the club that made him shine,” Sagna told Goal.
“He loves the club, he already knows it.”
“It will be tricky for him to go to Real Madrid now because Madrid are not doing so well and there would be big expectation on him and the Madrid team is getting old.
“Juve have bought some players like Ramsey and Cristiano. OK Cristiano is not young anymore, but he plays like a young boy and they still have a young team.
“If you think about the next two or three years, I think Juve has bigger potential than Madrid.”
Pogba is loved in Turin after helping Juventus win four Serie A titles before his return to Old Trafford in 2016.
His career may have stagnated in Manchester, but Pogba is still a world class midfielder and a move back to Italy where he established himself may be best for all parties.
But given uncertainty in the transfer market amid the COVID-19 crisis, we would be surprised if Juventus pay up the expected asking price of at least £100m for the World Cup winner.
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