Post subject: Juventus clear way for Pogba to join Real Madrid
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|Paul Pogba has Juventus‘ word that he can leave them at a time of his choosing so long as the buyer meets the Turin club’s valuation of the France midfielder.
Although Pogba’s current deal, which was signed with the Italian champions in October 2014, runs until 2019, it was penned in the understanding that when the time came, the club wouldn’t stand in his way of moving on.
According to MARCA, any deal taking him to the Champions League holders would represent a new world record figure, just as that of Zinedine Zidane between the same clubs in 2001.
Pogba and his agent Mino Raiola trust the agreement with the club, who for their part are content that the player has given all to the Old Lady having turned down the chance of earning more elsewhere to play a key role in helping them to their fifth straight Serie A success.
There will be no movement on any deal for the time being as Pogba is focussed exclusively on helping his country with the European Championship.
Juve are keenly aware of the potential for their midfield maestro moving on this summer and have moved quickly in signing Miralem Pjanic from Roma as they seek to reinforce their ranks.
They also know that it is not simply the case of selling to the highest bidder as Pogba will only move to the side that offers him the best sporting prospects.
Few clubs could realistically meet Juventus’ valuation and although one of them clearly is Manchester City, it is understood that the player is not on Pep Guardiola’s radar as he seeks to stamp his authority upon his new side.
Another obvious contender is Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United, but a move there would be no simple task for several reasons. The most obvious of these is that the 20-times English champions are not the club they once were and failed to qualify for next season’s Champions League.