Paul Pogba ‘prefers’ Manchester United exit but Juventus move remains tough

Paul Pogba does prefer leaving Manchester United currently but the possibility of returning to Juventus remains pretty tough.

Pogba has been heavily linked with a switch back to the Bianconeri in the summer but the wages of the Frenchman have been a major issue for Max Allegri’s side. Reports have previously claimed that contact has already been made by Juve for the midfielder.

Gianluca di Marzio spoke to Wettfreunde recently and he talked about the possibility of Juve bringing back Pogba. 

He stated: “I don’t think Juventus are particularly ‘hot’ in this deal because the club wants a new era and with it, lower wages. In recent years, Paul has been earning a lot of money at Manchester United. If he wants to keep this level of salary, a move back to Italy is impossible.”

The journalist stated that Pogba would have to reduce his wage demands to return to Italy: “So it depends on him. If he wants to come back to Italy because he loves Juventus and Torino, of course Juventus would welcome him. But he would have to significantly reduce his salary claims.”

Di Marzio also revealed that while United still want to keep him, Pogba prefers leaving the club.

“I know Manchester United would like to keep him. They are awaiting the signing of a new coach before making a decision. Maybe the new coach wants him to be the focus of the new project. Then they would try to extend his contract. But at the moment Paul prefers a change, I think. He will listen to offers from Ligue 1 and La Liga.”

 

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