Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba ‘would not mind’ a return to Juventus following this summer’s Euro 2020 finals, according to super agent Mino Raiola.
Speculation continues to swirl around Pogba’s future after the France international was linked with a move to either Real Madrid or former club Juve throughout last summer.
Since joining United, Pogba has struggled to recapture the form he showed during his previous spell with Juventus, and the World Cup winner’s agent has said Italy is ‘like home’ for the 26-year-old.
“Italy is like home for Paul. He would not mind going back to Juve but we will see what will happen after the Euros,” Raiola told reporters after Juventus drew 1-1 with AC Milan in the first leg of their Coppa Italia semi-final on Thursday.
“Paul wants to play at the best level but he can’t escape by Manchester United if they are in a difficult situation.”
Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has always maintained that Pogba is part of his plans, although with the player set to enter the final year of his contract it seems likely he will leave this summer.
United will want in the region of £150million for Pogba, which it is thought will then be ploughed back into strengthening the team.
Solskjaer’s side signed Bruno Fernandes in the summer, and United have been tipped to strengthen their midfield further by signing James Maddison from Leicester and Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish.
Pogba has barely played this season due to injury, and will be looking to impress when he makes an expected return to the side next month.
And the midfielder’s France teammate Geoffrey Kondogbia says once Pogba is fit again, he will show just why United paid a then world-record £89million to bring him back from Juventus in 2016.
“I’m not worried about Paul,” Kondogbia told Goal. “He’s shown, previously, that he’s a great footballer who knows how to do great things.
“We know football; once you’re not on the pitch as much, or if you’re injured, or if your routine drops, then people can automatically start to forget you.
“Football has always been the same, but knowing him very well on football terms, and on a human level, he’s someone who will always excel.
“He’ll always surprise spectators because he has this strength of character, and this mental force. He’s got everything going for him.”