Raiola: Chance Pogba will return to Juve

Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola says there remains a possibility the Manchester United midfielder will return to Juventus when his contract expires next summer, according to widespread reports in Italy.

The 28-year-old began his senior career at United but made just three first-team appearances in the 2011-12 season before moving to the Italian side.

Pogba made 124 appearances over four years for Juventus, helping them to four consecutive Serie A titles, as well as two Coppa Italia and two Supercoppa Italiana successes and a Champions League final appearance.

He returned to Old Trafford on an £89.3 million deal in 2016 but after six years in this spell with the club, he will become a free agent in 2022.

Corriere dello Sport are quoting Raiola as having told Italian TV channel Rai Sport: “Pogba’s contract expires next year.

“We will talk to Manchester (United) and see.”

“For sure Turin has remained in his heart and he cares a lot about these things.

“The possibility of returning to Juventus is there but it also depends on Juve.”

Image: Pogba spent four seasons with Juventus

Earlier this week, Sky Sports News reported that Pogba has been impressed by Manchester United’s recruitment over the summer and is now more open to signing a contract extension.

Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are among a number of clubs that are interested in signing Pogba on a pre-contract agreement in January.

It is understood talks will continue between Pogba’s representatives and United over his future, and while no decision has been made, he is coming around to the idea of extending his stay in Manchester after seeing the arrivals of Cristiano Ronaldo, Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho.

He continues to have a fantastic relationship with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the rest of the coaching staff and players.

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Image: United want Pogba to stay with the club

Solskjaer believes the return of Ronaldo can help Manchester United become winners again and persuade Pogba to commit his long-term future to the club.

When asked about Pogba’s current situation, Solskjaer said: “It’s up to us to get results and to prove to ourselves that we can win trophies.

“I think everyone that signs for Manchester United wants to win trophies and be part of a winning Manchester United.

“It’s the most magical feeling in the world to be part of a winning Manchester United team.”

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Solskjaer believes the club’s summer recruitment has given him a squad capable of competing on all fronts this season.

“We’ve had enough disappointments, that’s for sure, and some big moments as well,” he said. “But this team has grown and matured over the last few seasons. That was always the plan (when I came in), we said in three years’ time we’d have a squad with experience and quality that could challenge.

“With players like David (De Gea), Harry Maguire, who’s been here a couple of years, you get that spine in the team with experience and quality, with Raphael and Cristiano coming in to add to that.

“It’s not the last bit, you can never say it’s the last bit, but it’s that something that you have to buy unless you’ve already won it yourself.”

Source : Sky Sports