Club in no position to turn down ‘big offer’.
Juventus president Andrea Agnelli has admitted that the club could cash in on star midfielder Paul Pogba if a big enough offer came in for the Frenchman, Sky Sports reports.
The 20-year-old made his way from Old Trafford to northern Italy last summer having grown disillusioned with life under Sir Alex Ferguson, who wanted to bring him into the first team gradually.
However, Pogba has impressed during his brief spell in Serie A, becoming a first-team regular with the Old Lady, and making his debut for France earlier this year. His fine form at his new club has since attracted the attention of several top sides in the last few months.
Juve are reportedly close to agreeing fresh terms with the player, but president Agnelli has admitted that it could be tough to keep hold of him should a big offer come in for his services.
“If I was to judge it from a footballers’ point of view, Italy is no longer the final destination but a transit destination,” he said of the fall in Serie A’s standing at the Leaders in Football conference.
“I am trying to think what will be of us in two or three years’ time if we get a massive offer for one of the best talents we have today, Pogba, the French 20-year-old.
“Would we be able to retain him? I don’t know. I don’t think at the moment we have the strength to retain such a player.
“Look at what happened to AC Milan. They had to give away Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva to pay the cheques.
“At the end of the day you can be attractive, but you also need to have the economic strength.”