The kid who left Manchester United during Alex Ferguson’s reign, Paul Pogba and his burning ambition, might see a return to his former club. The Juventus midfielder who arrived there for less than £1 million in compensation, has proved anyone having doubts about him to be wrong.
As a result of his fine display of individual skill as well as a playmaker, Les Bleus coach Didier Deschamps
could no longer ignore his growing presence and handed Pogba his first senior team debut in a World Cup qualifier against Georgia last March.
Praise has been heaped upon this young talent by many big names in the football fraternity including Patrick Vieira and Gianluigi Buffon. Pogba is now considered an equal to his midfield colleagues at Juve namely Pirlo, Marchisio and Vidal; the four of them rotate their positions on field.
The performance of this charismatic midfielder has led to United being linked with a move to bring him back; the rumours have gained much wind with David Moyes and his frist team coach Jimmy Lumsden being present in Cagliari to watch Juventus win 4-1.
Recently, Juventus director general Beppe Marotta has ruled out any possibility of releasing Pogba in the January transfer window but he did leave the possibility of the Frenchman rejoining the Red Devils in the summer, open.
The widespread murmurs are that David Moyes is keen on taking Pogba back to England and is ready to shell out £40m. But Pogba seems determined either to stay at Turin or move to Paris Saint-Germain; and with French billionaires ready to bid £50m along with a £200,000 a week deal to Pogba, the Scott’s ambition seems to be heading towards a failed attempt.
Even Real Madrid assistant coach and sporting director, Zinedine Zidane, an one time Ballon d’Or winner himself, has hinted that even Real Madrid might be interested in Pogba after his on field display of skill.
Even though Moyes has been assured by his bosses that money is no concern but he knows he cannot compete against either the French or the Spanish giants when it comes to a war of bidding. Being under pressure to restructure the ailing Manchester squad, it seems David Moyes is ready to withstand some ridicule if he still goes forward with the intention of signing Pogba.
All the clouds that culminate about this enigmatic player’s future will clear, only during the transfer windows.