Paul Pogba and Juventus have a Manchester United problem.
Well, it’s all a matter of perspective, isn’t it? For Paul Pogba, I’m sure the player would like to be contributing often and to famous results in the north of England, and yet, it does not seem possible that his time for the Red Devils will go how either side might’ve thought it would. With that understood, however, the team could very well still make the Champions League.
Now, should they qualify for that competition again, there is, of course, no guarantee that that outfit – and whoever should be coaching it at that time – will want to keep Paul Pogba any longer; and that, to be sure, is where Juventus comes in.
The Old Lady loved having Paul Pogba back in his younger days. The way the player reminisces on occasion, it would seem that he also enjoyed his time in Turin. his agent, Mino Raiola, would certainly like him back in Italy. To be sure, the player was undoubtedly at his most exciting during this time in his career. Since United decided to bring the former youth player back “home” before the 2016 season, pundits and supporters alike have wondered when they would see the Paul that the Bianconeri saw for years previously.
Paul Pogba: A Real Homecoming Would Be To Juventus
It doesn’t seem to matter too much who coaches him at United either, for there were coaches who famously loved him, as well as bosses who grew very tired of him indeed; Juventus, however, is a bit different. Not only would Massimiliano Allegri love to have a player of Paul Pogba’s talent, versatility and general ability once again in the middle of the pitch, but the team would definitely benefit from having him too.
It feels like, at this point, that whatever happens with United, Pogba will likely not be around too much longer to enjoy it – even if they do get into the Champions League. Mauricio Pochettino has been rumoured – sometimes – to be next boss at Old Trafford, but could that manager alone be enough to keep Paul in red?
I am not sure; United are not going to challenge for the Premier League with or without the Frenchman I don’t believe. But at Juventus, with Massimiliano Allegri and the likes of Dusan Vlahovic, an offensively and defensively versatile midfielder could totally make a difference for Juventus in Serie A, as well as in the Champions League.
Can Juventus Bring Paul Pogba Back?
But for the Old Lady to sell Paul on Turin again, they too will have to make the UCL. Currently sitting fourth in the Serie A table, they are positioned to do just that as of now Yet should they slip, in the same way that United have been faltering recently as well, nothing is promised to anyone or any outfit.
Pogba would not be cheap, but the team does have pieces that it is reportedly trying to move this summer, such as Arthur Melo, Paulo Dybala, the eternally discussed Daniele Rugani, and more. While some believe that Juventus and Barcelona lie in financial ruins – which is accurate to some degree – it is always amazing how the biggest clubs that claim to be cash strapped always seem to find some more when a transfer window comes close to opening.
Paul Pogba can do whatever Juventus needs him to do; he can rotate with the likes of Adrien Rabiot, Manuel Locatelli or Denis Zakaria, which will aid the team defensively. But he can also play offensively next to, or in rotation with, players like Bernardeschi or Weston McKennie. His passing has always been remarkable, and his defensive skills, while not the greatest, are aided by his physical frame and athletic gifts.
Again, he will not come cheap, but Juventus will, should he become available, do everything within their power to sign him before PSG makes a bid to further bolster their team with superstar signings. What he could bring back to Juventus, is likely something that he never fully brought to Manchester United; we see it when he plays for France, but not for his club. Juventus and Max Allegri can change that if they can afford their dream player.