French star midfielder Paul Pogba is set for Juventus return after reportedly rejecting offers from the likes of Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain. Pogba will come to Italy as a free agent after his contract with Premier League side Manchester United expires at the end of this month.
Pogba is yet to ink a deal with Juve, but the two sides reportedly reached a verbal agreement and have only minor details to iron out. The 29-year-old is expected to sign a four-year contract that will earn him €8 million per season plus add-ons.
During his previous stint with Juve, Pogba helped the club win four Seria A titles while establishing himself as one of the best midfielders in the game. This prompted United to break the world record and acquire him for €105 million in 2016.
Paul Pogba was expected to do big things in Manchester but mostly failed to deliver. After a promising first season that included winning the UEFA Europa League, Pogba struggled with consistency and had a hard time staying healthy. During his six seasons at Old Trafford, he played 226 games while scoring 39 goals.
Despite Pogba’s struggles, United wanted to keep him and have offered him a new deal. However, the player was unsatisfied with the offer and decided to walk away from negotiations.
He even labeled it as “nothing” in a recent Amazon Prime documentary despite the offer being close to £300,000 a week.
“My thought process is to show Manchester [United] that they made a mistake in waiting to give me a contract,” Pogba added. “And to show other clubs that Manchester had made a mistake in not offering me a contract.”