Juventus legend Buffon admits United target Pogba may have to be sold

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon believes the club may be forced to sell midfielder Paul Pogba this summer if they get a big offer.

Pogba, 21, joined Manchester United as a 16-year-old back in 2009, and was dubbed as one of the top youngsters in Europe having signed from Le Havre, but made just seven first team appearances under Sir Alex Ferguson before he left the club for Italian giants Juventus in 2012.

But United have been left to rue the loss of Pogba, who has become a star in Serie A, turning in consistently superb performances and earning a regular place in Laurent Blanc's France team in the process. Unsurprisingly, his progress in Italy hasn't gone unnoticed, and United have even been linked with another swoop for Pogba.

United boss David Moyes is in dire need of midfield reinforcements, and former Red Devils starlet Pogba fits the bill - even if the price tag being suggested is around €60m. Juventus obviously want to keep their powerful midfielder, but goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon admitted taht the club maybe forced to sell him in tricky economic times.

"Paul is a natural talent. There's no arguing about that. He is a true force of nature," the Juventus stopper said. "He has surprised everyone. He has just exploded and didn't need much time for it. We all understood within two months or so that he was a huge talent and that we were talking about a great player.

"But in a difficult economic situation like this, you have to take a lot of things into consideration if a big offer comes in. But I would like to stress that the directors and the president have always made the right choices and will do the same in this case."

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