French midfielder to be awarded pay rise for outstanding displays.
Juventus director general Beppe Marotta has confirmed that the club are set to open talks with Paul Pogba over a new contract that would see the youngster earn a pay rise, according to Football Italia.
The French midfielder has been a revelation since joining Juventus from Manchester United on a free transfer, becoming a key player for Antonio Conte’s side and attracting interest from several other top clubs.
Despite failing to break into the first-team during his time at Old Trafford, the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea have been linked with big-money moves to bring the 20-year-old back to the Premier League after his outstanding displays in Serie A.
Pogba has earned a reputation as a great box-to-box midfielder with terrific energy and technique, and could now be valued at over £40m by his club, though they hope now to tie him down to a new deal to fight off interest from potential suitors.
Marotta believes Pogba is happy at the club and is confident that talks will progress well, and that the youngster will earn a pay rise after his impressive rise since moving to Italy.
“Pogba is happy at Juventus and he has no intention of leaving,” Marotta told Sky Sport Italia.
“We will soon meet with the Frenchman’s agents to extend our agreement and, at the same time, give him a pay rise for the growth he has shown.”