Fans in the Transfer Tavern hoping for one of football’s biggest names to move to the Premier League this summer have been left disappointed, after Chelsea and Manchester City suffered a big blow to their plans.
The Evening Standard states Juventus Chief Executive Giuseppe Marotta is confident the long-term future of Paul Pogba remains in Turin, despite speculation linking the former Manchester United midfielder with a return to England.
Since leaving Old Trafford, the 23-year-old French international has established himself as one of the best player’s in world football, becoming a crucial part of Juventus’ recent success that has seen them land four Serie A titles and reach last season’s Champions League final.
However, with Italian football lacking the financial benefits of their rivals in Europe, many expected Pogba to be on the move imminently- but Marotta has stated he doesn’t believe the player will be going anywhere soon.
“Pogba is a Juventus player and still has an ongoing contract with us. Plus he has also told us about his intention to stay with us. All the conditions are there for him to continue with Juventus for the upcoming years.”
“The Juventus jersey is something you honour right until the end. It is not a foregone conclusion yet that he will stay at Juventus, because nothing is ever guaranteed in football, but it is highly likely that he will stay put.”
With Chelsea and City both having cash to spend this summer, with new managers ready to imprint their own impression into the squad, it’s likely this stance will be tested- but it seems any pursuit will only end in disappointment.
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