Former Olympique Lyonnais midfielder Juninho Pernambucano has advised Paul Pogba to snub Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Manchester United and move to Barcelona.
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The Juventus powerhouse is set to be one of the key protagonists of the summer transfer window and is being courted by some of the biggest clubs in Europe.
He has been linked with a move back to the Premier League, and to Manchester United, while the likes of Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are also believed to be interested in the France international.
Barcelona have also signalled their intent to bid for the 22-year-old, but as they cannot register new players until January 2016, may miss out should Pogba move this summer.
Speaking to RMC [via Le 10 Sport], ex-Brazil midfielder Juninho has urged Pogba to choose the Camp Nou rather than one of the other European giants seeking his signature.
“If Barca are able to buy Pogba, it’s good for him,” the free-kick specialist began.
“At Madrid, he would definitely need more time to adapt. I would choose Barca and I would never go back to France.”
The midfielder demonstrated his class once again with an assured performance against Real in Juventus’ Champions League semi-final second leg at the Bernabeu.
A 1-1 draw on the night—with Alvaro Moratta’s effort cancelling out a first-half Cristiano Ronaldo penalty—was enough to see Max Allegri’s side to the final following a 3-2 aggregate triumph.