It was revealed on Wednesday that Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba had held a secret meeting with Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al Khelaifi regarding a move to the Parc des Princes – but Juve Director General and Sports Department CEO Beppe Moratta is unfazed by the reports.
Moratta actually believes that it is a compliment that one of their players is wanted by a top European club – describing the club as “honoured” by Pogba’s attention.
He told Sky Sports Italia, “I think that it’s a display of admiration for one of our players and we’re honoured by it.”
“It just goes to show that the decision we took several years ago [in signing Pogba] was the right one and a rewarding one, not only for what he’s done on the field, but for the admiration he enjoys from other clubs.”
The 58-year-old also believes that the meeting will have been little more than a “casual” talk about football – not about a possible PSG summer transfer – and insists that the Frenchman is not up for sale.
“But it doesn’t mean we want to put him on the market. His meeting was probably just a casual meeting in which they spoke about football. Certainly it was not down to us wanting to sell Pogba.”
PSG president Nasser Al Khelaifi admitted that he had met with the France international when he said, “Why did I meet him? Because he is a great talent,” as quoted by the Daily Star.
The 22-year-old has also been linked to Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United, as well as Spanish giants Real Madrid, the Daily Express report, but PSG have shown a clear message of intent by holding talks before the end of the season.