Stunning revelation from Pogba’s agent.
The agent of Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, Mino Raiola, has confirmed that his client is for sale, whether this summer or next.
The French international is one of the game’s most sought-after young players and is being tipped to go on to great things as the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United show a big interest in his services, reports the Daily Express.
Mino Raiola believes Pogba is a future Ballon d’Or winner and that Juve would be well advised to cash in on his sale while they can, as the money brought in from his transfer could see them build a far stronger team capable of challenging to win the Champions League.
If they keep the 21-year-old, however, they would not have the money to build a suitable team around him, and Raiola wants his client to go to the very top.
It remains to be seen what Juventus will make of these quotes, with Raiola seemingly putting pressure on them to let their star player leave.
“My father always said that it’s better to sell and then to regret it than not to sell and regret it,” he was quoted by the Manchester Evening News.
“If you sell Pogba, you’ve got enough money to build a side that can win the Champions League.
“If you want to keep hold of him, then you’ve got to build a side strong enough for Pogba to improve in – but if you don’t sell him, you don’t have the money to do that.
“Everybody has got a card in their hand, and it’s all about when you play it. If it’s not this year, it will be the year after.
“All I want is that whoever wants to buy him really believes in him and pays him the world, and if Paul leaves Juve he does it to go to the very top. He is a [future] Ballon d’Or winner, like [Pavel] Nedved.
“He’s the only star player available to buy this summer and, if somebody wants him, just you watch how the market drives the value above 100 million. If you can’t get [Cristiano] Ronaldo, [Lionel] Messi or [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic, then you can only get him.”
Additionally, it has been claimed by that La Bianconeri’s imminent signing of Axel Witsel could pave the way for Pogba to move to Chelsea or United.