The agent of Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has insisted that €100m won’t be enough to sign the Frenchman in the summer.
As ever, Mino Raiola has been outspoken about his clients, and covered various topics during an extensive interview with Tuttosport.
Amongst those topics to come up was the future of Pogba, with the French international linked with an exit from the Turin giants this past summer only to remain with the Serie A champions.
However, speculation has suggested that there will be interest and offers for the 22-year-old at the end of the season, but Raiola has thrown an exit into doubt given the potential valuation of his client.
“What are the chances of Pogba staying next season? We don’t know yet. Paul will decide based on the offers on the table and what he feels inside. He was already in the same situation last summer.
“The player has grown and with him his price-tag, so I think €100m won’t be enough. It depends on (President Andrea) Agnelli.
“I can say for certain that the fact Paul decided to stay shows how much he has invested in Juve. The club invested in him too, by giving up on many millions in transfer fees,” he said, as reported by Football Italia.
“There is a strong bond between Pogba and Juve, while Paul is someone who thinks with his heart. He felt that was not the right moment to leave and in the end he was right.”
Pogba has suffered this season by not matching the level of performance that he produced last season, but Raiola is confident that he will continue to improve and produce the right response to the frustration of the supporters.
“Pogba was not irritated by the jeers, but I was. In any case, they won’t affect the decisions in July. We are not children, we aren’t after revenge.
“There haven’t been many calls to my phone for Pogba because so few can afford him, like a limited edition Ferrari. Are Barcelona in pole position? No, the only favourites are Juve.”
Pogba had been linked with a move to Chelsea and Manchester City in the summer, and it remains to be seen whether or not the Premier League duo join Barcelona in a race to sign the French international again next July.