Already-elite 22-year-old attackers tend to be in demand, and French midfielder Paul Pogba has been linked with a summer move to some of the giants of Europe.
The problem for those rumors? Pogba already plays for a European power, one still alive in the UEFA Champions League, and Juventus isn’t interested in selling the 22-times capped Frenchman.
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Speaking on Radio Rai, Juve director general Beppe Marotta says Pogba hasn’t told them he’d like to leave Turin, and that they have no reason to sell Pogba.
From Sky Sports:
“Right now all of the club wants to enjoy the Scudetto and we’re not thinking about the future,” Marotta told Radio Rai.
“Pogba is a superb champion, the best young player around and he has the attention of the top clubs. But we’re not used to selling.
“Right now there are no grounds to put Pogba on sale. We have an economic balance and our power is not comparable to that of other clubs, but Pogba has shown no intention of departing.”
But what does that mean? If you’re reading it like we are, Marotta has not ruled out accepting a mega-millions offer for Pogba, especially if the young man wants to depart Juventus. And reports that Juve have lined up Kevin De Bruyne from Wolfsburg as a replacement should he go? Probably worth noting.