Juventus drop out of the race to sign Paul Pogba for free

Paul Pogba

Juventus have reportedly ruled themselves out for the race to sign Paul Pogba. Paul Pogba’s contract with Manchester United ends in June and the French midfielder has shown no willingness to extend with United as of now. Real Madrid, PSG, and Juventus were all interested in the coveted midfielder in January. However, recent reports have suggested that Juventus are now unlikely to join the pursuit to sign Pogba.

Since Pogba is leaving on a free, the French midfielder is demanding a hefty signing-on fee. Paul Pogba is also looking at a better contract than the one he has Manchester United. United currently pays Pogba £290,000 per week. It will be difficult for other clubs to match those wages, let alone better them.

Paul Pogba’s options since Juventus are likely to back out of the deal

Real Madrid are unlikely to target Paul Pogba as a priority signing. Their priority for the summer is to secure the signing of Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland. Mbappe and Haaland’s wages are likely to cripple Madrid’s chances of signing Pogba.

Juventus have recently dished out 75 million to sign the prolific striker Dusan Vlahovic. Recent reports have suggested that Juventus are in the middle of a financial crisis. On the other hand, Paul Pogba’s demands are extravagant and pricy. A return to the city of Turin is unlikely for Pogba.

PSG remains the last option for Pogba. PSG can afford his wages and also give him a strong team. However, it remains to be seen if Pogba would want to play in the Ligue1 UberEats. Pogba still has his best years left in him and would want to play at the highest level.

Reports have suggested that United have offered Pogba an extension. However, Pogba has rebuffed the offer twice. It remains to be seen if Pogba will go back on his word and extend his contract with United.

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