Raiola reveals Pogba’s next possible destination
The France international midfielder's agent has stated that his client intends to leave Old Trafford and has flagged a possible reunion in Turin.
Paul Pogba can come back to Serie A champions Juventus since he is unhappy at Manchester United, according to his agent Mino Raiola.
Pogba's representative Raiola announced that the star midfielder's time at United is "over" in Monday's preview teaser for an interview with Tuttosport amid speculation about him being ready to leave Old Trafford in the future.
The World Cup-winning France international – who scored in Saturday's 3-1 Premier League victory at West Ham – has often been linked with former club Juve and La Liga champions Real Madrid, while Pogba referred to a possible move to the Santiago Bernabeu as a "dream".
Pogba left United for Serie A powerhouse Juve in 2012 following his contract expiration only to re-join the Red Devils in 2016 for what was back then a world record transfer fee of £89 million ($119m).
On the front page of Tuesday's Tuttosport , where the whole interview will be published, Raiola is quoted as stating that: "Maybe Juventus could be his next destination. Why not?
"Among other things, the relationship with the club and with his former team-mates is excellent. At the time of Covid, not many teams can afford to buy Paul. The important thing is to want it (a deal for Pogba)."
Raiola's remarks come as Manchester United prepare for Tuesday's blockbuster Champions League match at RB Leipzig on the sixth and final matchday in Group H.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's United need a draw to secure their spot in the last 16 of Europe's premier club competition.
"Paul is unhappy with Man United as he is no longer able to express himself in the way that he would like and as he is expected to," Raiola said. "Paul needs a new team, a change of air.
"He is under contract for the next 18 months and it will expire in the summer of 2022."
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher discussed how he thinks United should now respond: "Get rid. I have been saying this for 12 months.
"Oh my god, he is the most overrated player I have seen in my life."
Carragher feels Pogba would have been fuly aware of what Raiola was planning to say, and did not really hold back with his opinion.
"I think the two of them are a disgrace," he said. "We will all look at the agent now, and say ‘ask Pogba what he thinks.’"
Pogba has thus far made 13 appearances for United across all competitions this season, scoring only twice.
The 27-year-old star scored his first Premier League goal of the campaign as United came from behind to defeat West Ham at the London Stadium this past Saturday.