Juventus' chief executive has hinted that €70 million won't be enough for any club looking to sign Paul Pogba.
Juventus’ chief executive Beppe Marotta was in bullish mood over the weekend, playing down recent reports that French giants Paris Saint-Germain were preparing a €70 million offer for midfielder Paul Pogba.
Pogba has been linked with several moves away from the Serie A giants, with a return to Manchester United mentioned. However, the bad news is that Marotta has hinted that €70 million wouldn’t be enough to get the Frenchman.
“Pogba is a player of immense value. From our side there is the pride to have him and we have had relationships with anyone. He grew here and I think this is his ideal habitat,” said Marotta when asked about Pogba following Juve’s match against Fiorentina over the weekend.
Pogba’s agent has also played down the idea of a move away from the club, describing his client as a ‘jewel’ and suggesting that the best sides don’t sell players of his quality.
“Jewels are not for sale, except if the player asks to leave,” Mino Raiola told Radio Dee Jay.
So is an Old Trafford return impossible? Not entirely.
Every player in the contemporary game has his price and Pogba is exactly the same.
Juventus are well within their rights to be bullish and stubborn over his future because they own his contract and he’s been world class since he left United to link up with the Serie A side.
If United want him, they need to look at the idea of potentially doing a world record deal to get their hands on him.
David Moyes’ men could pull it off because United have one of the best commercial and sponsorship networks in the world which would help them to fund a deal similar in magnitude to the ones that took Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale to Real Madrid.
An offer of around €100 million could grab Juventus’ attention but David Moyes could well have other plans for a sum of cash that huge.
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