Exciting midfield prospect glad to have rejected English offers.
Highly-rated Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has revealed he had offers from Chelsea, Arsenal and AC Milan this summer, according to the Daily Express.
The 20-year-old has been in fantastic form since making the move to Serie A after failing to make the grade as a youngster coming through at Manchester United, though he also revealed that former manager Sir Alex Ferguson tried to persuade him to stay at Old Trafford to continue his development.
However, the France international has no regrets over signing for Juventus, where he has enjoyed more regular first-team football and has taken his chance to impress.
That didn’t stop Premier League duo Chelsea and Arsenal looking to tempt him back to England this summer, though Pogba insists he wants to spend the rest of his career with Juve, a club he says are important to the French because of the legendary French players that have represented the Italian giants.
Most notably, legends of the game Michel Platini and Zinedine Zidane have worn the black and white of the Turin club, as well as David Trezeguet and Thierry Henry in recent years.
“Juventus? I’ve liked them ever since I was a kid, always supported them,” he said.
“This club means so much to the French. The best French players have played here and that is why I liked it.
“Were there other clubs chasing me? Yes, but I had my mind only on Juventus.
“At the time I heard of interest from Arsenal and Chelsea, and in Italy AC Milan, but there is no one like Juve.
“As for my future? I’m glad to be here. I want to win as many trophies as I can in this shirt.”
Pogba played his part in helping Antonio Conte’s side retain the Serie A title last season, scoring five goals from midfield and earning a reputation for his exceptional technique with long-range shots.