Manchester United's £83m price tag on Paul Pogba puts off Juventusby Metro Sport Reporter
Manchester United are demanding £83million for midfielder Paul Pogba, but that fee may be too high for potential suitors Real Madrid and Juventus, according to reports.
This season could be the French midfielder’s last at Old Trafford, with agent Mino Raiola hinting his client could return to old club Juventus after the Euros.
Pogba has made just eight appearances in all competitions for United this season, spending the majority of his time on the treatment table following an ankle problem.
The Guardian are reporting that the Red Devils will not budge from their £83m valuation of the 26-year-old, but his underwhelming performances may put interested parties off at that price.
The France international has just 18 months remaining on his current contract, and has been eyeing a move away from Manchester since last summer, when he admitted he needed a ‘new challenge’.
Speaking to reporters after Juventus’ 1-1 draw with AC Milan on Thursday night, super-agent Raiola said: ‘Pogba feels at home in Italy. Italy is like his second home or family, same for [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic. That’s why Paul would like to come back to Juventus.
‘But we’ll go to speak about that just after Euro 2020. Pogba wants to play at the best levels always…but he can’t escape Manchester United now, in this moment where the club is not having a good period.’
United are hoping an upturn in form for the rest of the season, and a star display at Euro 2020 for France, will help boost Pogba’s value.
Since joining from Serie A champions Juventus in 2016, the midfielder has struggled to live up to his £90m transfer fee.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side may already be in the market for potential replacements, with Aston Villa playmaker Jack Grealish reportedly telling his friends he wants a move to Old Trafford.