Who are Juventus vying for Paul Pogba’s signature?
Juventus may have a problem with Paul Pogba
While Paul Pogba would be an excellent choice for Max Allegri’s side – if he were still in charge of the club next season – and would be useful for whoever the manager is, Juventus will have competition for his services this summer. The likes of Ligue 1’s PSG, La Liga’s Real Madrid and the Premier League’s suddenly wealthy Newcastle United would all be in the running to sign this player alongside the Old Lady.
It’s not hard to see why, of course. Even taking into account his years at Manchester United, the 29-year-old French midfielder is, when healthy and motivated, one of the greatest talents in the world. While his attacking and defensive skills and instincts make him a huge asset to any team that has him, not every team can maximize his talent like Juventus and the French national team have done before.
Who might get his services in the end? Well, that will depend on a combination of factors, including where he wants to play and live, where he thinks he will have the best chance of playing consistent European football – preferably the Champions League of course – year after year, where the competition is stiff, and where the resources are most abundant.
Could it be Juventus? I think it’s very well possible, but there are other teams that also fit the description – if not better – too.
Juventus should really only fear Real Madrid in the hunt to sign Paul Pogba
I think it’s romantic to imagine Pogba going to Newcastle United, now that they’re flush with capital from the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF), but I don’t think it’s more than that to be frank. . Newcastle will most likely challenge Europe next season and could be part of the Europa League or the Europa Conference League. Qualifying for UCL would be huge, but that dream still seems a long way off.
Therefore, I don’t see Pogba going somewhere where Champions League football isn’t a guarantee. And while Paris may seem appealing to him, I don’t see him enjoying life with PSG where the competition is unrivaled at the lofty heights of the Premier League.
With the season PSG are having, it wouldn’t be surprising to see them lose several superstars this summer, and they might not necessarily recoup massive names instantly either. No, for me the real choice that Paul Pogba has is between Turin, a city in which he is always admired, and Madrid, a city that I believe he would love to love himself.
And while I think Juventus hold a place in his heart personally and professionally, he has won and had success there before. Moreover, while the two teams wouldn’t be the strongest financially at the moment, Madrid seem to have the resources to sign a player like Kylian Mbappe from Paris AND then buy the ever-dangerous Pogba in one summer.
On top of all that, they also possess the pedigree of champions, and it’s a pedigree that surely remains attractive to him from afar. Juventus will seduce him and may even end up winning his favor with memories, praise, innovations and money. But ultimately, the lure of Spain might be too strong.
If Juventus get him, of course, as I hinted at in a previous article on this subject, he would do wonders for the club, and his addition will surely mitigate the loss of Paulo Dybala from an emotional point of view. and creative.
Paul Pogba is still at the top of his game, and you can be sure he’s just looking forward to getting to a place where he can better express himself properly. Juventus have been that team for him before and could very well be again in the near future, but surely Madrid, the Bernabeau and Escorial are beckoning the player, and his friend Mbappe could soon be too. It remains to be seen whether the memories turn out to be more attractive than the dream.