Old Trafford midfielder Turin bound, but who’s making the move in the other direction?
Manchester United set to swap Pogba for Juventus star
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is heading to Juventus – and they will send Milos Krasic to Old Trafford in return, according to reports in Italy.
Contract rebel Pogba has so far failed to sign a new deal at United and he could leave for nothing in the summer.
His contract expires at the end of the season and his agent, Mino Raiola, says the situation at United is ‘precarious’.
This is an odd story. Given that Paul Pogba will be out contract this summer and available for nothing, why would Juventus have to offer anyone in return? Let alone a winger, who whilst having not impressed all that much, still cost the Turin club £11m in the summer of 2010.
Sir Alex Ferguson has attempted to keep 18 year old French midfielder Pogba happy by giving him some first team playing time recently, including his Premier League debut in January, but it seems that the teenager is still Serie A bound and ready to join a side on the up. Antonio Conte’s side are unbeaten in the league this season and running AC Milan close for the title.
Krasic impressed many during his time at CSKA Moscow but the Serbian international had a tough first season at Juventus and new boss Conte has barely used the 27 year old this term and a move to Old Trafford would clearly be hard to turn down.
Pogba’s £45k a week demands will be covered by Juventus, according to this source, a wage that Ferguson was reportedly unwilling to fork out, so perhaps the former Le Havre man’s desire to move to Italy is not just based on the need to get first team under his belt?