Paul Pogba: Juventus reach agreement in principle to sign midfielder on free transfer after Man Utd exit | Transfer Center News


Juventus have an agreement in principle to sign Paul Pogba on a free transfer following his departure from Manchester United.

Sky in Italy report that the duration of the agreement has yet to be finalized. It will be either a four-year deal or a three-year deal with an option for an additional year.

Pogba is expected to officially sign the contract in early July.

Manchester United confirmed earlier this month that Pogba will leave the club when his contract ends this summer. The move to Juventus would mark a return to a club where Pogba spent four years before joining United in 2016.

As he approaches his thirties, Pogba is aware this could be the last big move of his career and wants to take his time to ensure he makes the right decision.

Manchester City have also made a stunning bid to sign Pogba from bitter rivals United, with Pep Guardiola meeting the midfielder and the club penning a lucrative contract to demonstrate their desire to sign him.

But although the World Cup winner considered City’s offer, he felt the noise and hatred that came with it was not worth it.

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Pogba filed a complaint United offered him ‘nothing’ as the midfielder was reportedly offered two contracts worth over £290,000 a week.

Sky Sports News understands that he was offered a 3.5% raise on his contract.

In a preview of ‘The Pogmentary’, seen by AthleticismPogba talks to his late agent Mino Raiola about United’s second proposal last July.

“Has Manchester (United) made a second offer?” Pogba asks Raiola.

“Yes,” Raiola replies. “They absolutely want you to stay. To me, the offer doesn’t reflect that. I told them, ‘If you want him to stay, don’t make that offer.’ really stay and they want to build a project around you, this time they have to do something different and put the money on the table.”

“They’re bluffing,” Pogba said. “How can you tell a player you absolutely want him and not offer him anything? Never seen that.”

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Sky Sports’ Dan Sansom:

It’s a deal that has caused a frenzy on social media. Coming out of the shadows with a scarred red devil in his hair, Pogba’s Manchester United announcement video in 2016 was followed by a sponsored music video featuring Stormzy. The #POGBACK hype had begun.

It was supposed to be the start of something special. A new era for a club which is still struggling to find its feet after the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson three years earlier.

But Pogba was unable to inspire United to former glories. The 2017 League Cup and the Europa League are the only trophies of his six seasons.

After being booed off the pitch against Norwich and a calf injury at Liverpool in April, Pogba will now leave the club for the second time. He cannot be blamed solely for United’s lack of success, but his departure signals a disappointing end to a transfer that held so much promise.

As he nears a return to Juventus, sky sports look at Pogba’s second career at United.

How did it go so bad? Was it mismanaged? Or did Pogba make the mistake?

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