Paul Pogba: Juventus reach agreement in principle to sign midfielder on free transfer following Man Utd departure
Manchester United confirmed earlier this month Pogba would be leaving the club at the end of his contract this summer. The move to Juventus would mark a return to a club where Pogba spent four years before rejoining United in 2016.
As he closes on his 30s, 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.
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Manchester City also made a stunning bid to sign Pogba from bitter rivals United, with Pep Guardiola meeting the midfielder and the club drafting a lucrative contract to demonstrate their desire to sign him.
But while the World Cup winner did consider City’s offer, he felt the accompanying noise and hate would not be worth it.
Pogba: Man Utd offered me nothing | ‘I want to show they’ve made a mistake’
Pogba has complained United offered him “nothing” despite the midfielder reportedly being offered two contracts worth more than £290,000 a week.
Sky Sports News understands he was offered a 3.5 per cent increase on his contract.
In a preview of ‘The Pogmentary’, as seen by The Athletic, Pogba speaks to his late agent Mino Raiola about United’s second proposal last July.
“Did Manchester (United) make a second offer?” Pogba asks Raiola.
“Yes,” Raiola replies. “They absolutely want you to stay. For me, the offer doesn’t reflect that. I told them, ‘If you want him to stay, don’t make that offer’. I will make them understand that if they really want you to stay and they want to build a project around you, this time they have to act differently and put the money on the table.”
“They’re bluffing,” Pogba says. “How can you tell a player you absolutely want him and offer him nothing? Never seen that.