French starlet said to have attracted serious attention.
Juventus’ general manager Beppe Marotta has revealed that the club were fighting away offers from several clubs for exciting youngster Paul Pogba this summer, according to talkSPORT.
Arsenal were strongly linked with the 20-year-old, who started his career in the Premier League with Manchester United before moving to Turin in the summer of 2012, though the Italian champions were adamant that they would not be selling this key player.
Despite failing to break into the first-team at Old Trafford, Pogba has looked like a terrific prospect under Antonio Conte at Juventus, with the manager giving him more opportunities to shine last season.
The Frenchman managed 5 goals from midfield, and has earned a reputation for his thunderous long-range shots, and generally looks like a highly skillful and powerful player from the middle of the park, who could be a commanding presence for most Premier League sides.
Although Marotta would not name any specific clubs, he revealed that there were some “important” offers for Pogba this summer, with the likes of AC Milan and Chelsea also previously credited with an interest in signing him.
“His explosion was somewhat unexpected, even if there were signs at Manchester United two years ago,” Marotta said.
“Antonio Conte has been able to get the best out of him. Yes, we did turn down important offers for Pogba.
“We had signed a contract with him promising to revisit it when he became a star. Right now he deserves a raise.”
Despite some speculation, Pogba himself has also expressed a desire to stay with Juventus for his whole career.