Pogba’s second spell at Manchester United is coming to an end, with the Old Trafford club confirming that the midfielder will leave the club when his contract expires at the end of June.
Turin club Juventus are favourites to sign Pogba on a free transfer for the second time, they sold the Frenchman back to United in 2016 in a then world record £89 million deal.
Juventus are not the only club circling around Pogba, with Paris Saint Germain and Real Madrid also believed to be interested. But Gazzetta dello Sport have reported that he will likely make a return to Italy.
Juventus are working to complete Paul Pogba deal in the next few days. Talks progressing with agent Rafaela Pimenta, it’s considered matter of final details. 🚨🇫🇷 #Juve— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 9, 2022
Top signing expected to be done and sealed very soon. pic.twitter.com/Vg039J3RLi
It is believed that he will earn up to £8.5 million net per season. The contract, agent fees, signing on fees and various bonuses could take the total amount up to £68 million across four years.
Rafaela Primenta is the lawyer who has taken over the negotiations from Mino Raiola after his death. After six turbulent years at United, Pogba hopes to become the ‘centre of sporting project’ at his next club.
Pogba only won one trophy during his second spell in Manchester, coming in his first season back at Old Trafford.
He enjoyed his most successful years of his career when he was at Juventus for the first time, between 2012 and 2016, winning four Serie A titles and played a vital role in helping the club reach the Champions League final in 2015.
As a result of his performances during his first stint in Turin, United splashed out £89 million to bring him back to Old Trafford but he failed to discover the form shown in Italy for the Red Devils.
And after a torrid 21/22 season at United with the team finishing with the club’s lowest ever Premier League points tally, his time at the club is coming to a bitter end.
It was previously reported that Pogba will leave the club with a £3.78 million loyalty bonus when he walks away as a free agent at the end of this month.
In total, Pogba made 226 appearances for United during his second spell, finding the back of the net 39 times and assisting 51 times.
Looking ahead, Pogba will be hungrier than ever to rediscover his best form as he looks to help his country, France to defend their World Cup title in Qatar later on in the year.