Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola denies that Paul Pogba’s move from Juventus to Barcelona is finalised, even though in England there are hints to the contrary. The player’s agent told Radio Deejay: “It’s not true, whoever wants him will have to sit down with Juventus, and later we’ll see. In the summer there were three or four teams interested, but he prefered to stay at Juventus.”
Raiola defended the midfielder for his erratic start to the season, like the rest of Juventus. “He’s had a tough start for various reasons, but like Nedved (the club’s vice-president) said, he’s a great champion who’s going through a moment shared with the rest of the team.” Raiola said he’s enjoying an improvement in recent games and added: “It’s the Italian way of seeing things. Last year he was applauded for everything and now they boo.”
The representative insists that Pogba decided to stay at Juve because of what his “heart” wanted, despite having “many important offers on the table, and now the fans have forgotten it”.
Among those interested were Barcelona, who has him on the agenda for the 2016-17 season. A deal would cost around €80million. Chelsea and Man City also want him, but think he is on his way to the Camp Nou.