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Juventus ‘surprised’ by Manchester United’s huge Paul Pogba asking price

Paul Pogba has just one year remaining on his contract at Manchester United and thus reports of a potential move emerge aplenty. The Frenchman has passed on every opportunity to rubbish rumours in the past three years and could leave the club for free next summer.

Losing their star midfielder for nothing would be a familiar feeling for the Old Trafford hierarchy, having done just that nine years ago when Mino Raiola masterminded Pogba’s exit in 2012.

According to Corriere dello Sport, Juventus are interested in bringing the player back to Italy this summer but have been ‘surprised’ by Manchester United’s €80m valuation of the 28-year-old.

The publication goes on to say that Pogba’s potential return to the Old Lady has ‘marked’ the last transfer windows and is clearly a mission for the club, despite not being able to get a deal over the line in previous attempts.

The high asking price, however, is a problem for the Italian club. Juventus have been hit heavily by the coronavirus pandemic and €80m is ‘an investment beyond Juventus’ capabilities’.

The outlet also claims that Massimiliano Allegri’s return to Juventus has intrigued Pogba, who played under the former AC Milan manager for two seasons from 2014 to 2016.

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2 responses to “Juventus ‘surprised’ by Manchester United’s huge Paul Pogba asking price”

  1. Stephen John Kershaw says:

    Ah Mr POGBA, who would pay 80 mill for this underperforming average player?not many I guess,Ive seen him play 1 really good game for UTD, thats when he got a brace against ciddy”, all those years ago, stage left” please Paul, and pronto !

  2. martinn says:

    a swap for ronaldo was reasonable, but 80m is absolutely dumb. that`s fine as there are many better players around, his worth is realistically 50m at the very very most and even at his peak in Juve it was. United were mental to pay what they did. psg will pay 80 though, because they have friends in uefa and infinite money, but to everyone else wanting to build teams not just a collection of social media personalites, that is never going to be paid. maybe that`s the point by United, and what a genius move to let him go for nothing next season if his `super` agent isn`t salivating for the transfer fee too much and talks him into it. just a reminder Lille won the league this season, did psg actually win anything this season?