Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola says there is a good chance his client will join Barcelona this summer on the condition that Joan Laporta is elected as new club president, Spanish paper AS state.
The Juventus superstar is now widely recognised as one of the best midfielders in Europe following yet another wonderful season in Turin, winning a domestic league and cup double.
As per a report in the Daily Mail in mid-June, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona were among the European elite accredited with a strong interest in the French international.
Talk of a move to Madrid has quietened, whereas his price tag may put City off as Dutch legend Johan Cruyff has been quoted as calling the Pogba figures absurd, as per a report in the MEN.
It seems Barcelona are very much in the driving seat regarding his signature, and Pogba’s agent Raiola a deal is likely should Joan Laporta win the upcoming presidential elections.
Firstly, Laporta has to win the summer elections and that is far from expected as current president Josep Maria Bartomeu is the current outright favourite to get the vote.
Should Bartomeu triumph, the Catalans may opt against a Pogba deal now having already decided to move for Arda Turan, signing the Turkish international from Atletico Madrid.
But arguably the biggest obstacle standing in the way of a potential deal for Pogba is the 2016 European Championships, the Frenchman unlikely to risk moving to the Nou Camp amid their current transfer ban.