The France international midfielder’s agent says his client wants to leave Old Trafford and has flagged a possible reunion in Turin
Paul Pogba can return to Serie A champions Juventus as he is unhappy at Manchester United, according to his agent Mino Raiola.
Pogba’s representative Raiola said the star midfielder’s time at United is “over” in a preview teaser for an interview with Tuttosport amid speculation he is set to leave Old Trafford in the near future.
The World Cup-winning France international – who scored in Saturday’s 3-1 Premier League victory at West Ham – has regularly been linked with former club Juve and La Liga champions Real Madrid, while Pogba described a possible move to the Santiago Bernabeu as a “dream”.
Pogba left United for Serie A powerhouse Juve in 2012 after his contract expired only to re-join the Red Devils in 2016 for what was then a world record transfer fee of £89 million ($119m).
On the front page of Tuesday’s Tuttosport , where the full interview was published, Raiola is quoted as saying: “Maybe Juventus could be his next destination. Why not?
“Among other things, the relationship with the club and with his former team-mates is excellent. At the time of Covid, not many teams can afford to buy Paul. The important thing is to want it (a deal for Pogba).”
Raiola’s comments came as United prepared for Tuesday’s blockbuster Champions League clash at RB Leipzig on the sixth and final matchday in Group H.
“Paul is unhappy with Man United as he is no longer able to express himself in the way that he would like and as he is expected to,” Raiola said. “Paul needs a new team, a change of air.
“He is under contract for the next 18 months and it will expire in the summer of 2022.”
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher explained how he thinks United should now respond, telling Sky Sports : “Get rid. I have been saying this for 12 months.
“Oh my God, he is the most overrated player I have seen in my life.”
Carragher feels Pogba would have been well aware of what Raiola was planning to say, and did not hold back with his views.
“I think the two of them are a disgrace,” he said. “We will all look at the agent now, and say ‘ask Pogba what he thinks.'”
Pogba has made 13 appearances for United across all competitions this season, scoring twice.
The 27-year-old scored his first Premier League goal of the campaign as United came from behind to defeat West Ham at the London Stadium on Saturday.