Paul Pogba’s unhappy second spell at Manchester United may be set to come to an end with a move back to Juventus, the club he left in August 2016 for what was a world record fee at the time of £89 million.
The World Cup winner has endured a difficult time at Old Trafford this season, with an increasingly fractious relationship with manager Jose Mourinho, who stripped him of the vice-captaincy after a series of high profile mistakes, and then relegated him to the bench as his form has continued to dip.
As reported by manunitedcore.com, a source close to Pogba recently said,
”Paul is confused because he’s not the only one to have struggled to produce his best in recent weeks.”
“But he feels like he’s been singled out for special treatment and been made an example of.”
“It’s all a bit humiliating considering his status in the game.”
He was restored to the starting line-up for the Champions League tie against Valencia on Saturday night but turned in another anonymous performance as his side limped to a 2 -1 defeat.
Now, according to Italian media outlet TuttoSport, Juventus buoyed by money from the Champions League are prepared to pay £72 million to be reunited with a player who made 178 appearances for the club in his first stint in Turin, and helped them to four league titles and 2 Italian cups.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.