As quoted by Fabrizio Romano last night, Mino Raiola said Paul Pogba could return to Juventus in the summer of 2022, but the Bianconeri’s transfer policy might prevent the return of the World Cup winner to the club. The Italian giants would be more than willing to bring back Paul Pogba in the summer, but it remains to be seen if they will match his salary demands.
The midfielder's contract with the Red Devils expires in the summer and his agent Mino Raiola has opened the door to a possible return of the France international to Turin. From January, Pogba can sign a pre-contract agreement with any other club from, leaving Manchester United as a free agent at the end of the season.
According to his agent, Mino Raiola, the 28-year-old still loves the Old Lady and would love to return to Turin. Hence, there's a big chance that the Frenchman might return to Juventus. “We’ll talk with Manchester United and we’ll see what happens,” Raiola said in an interview with Rai Sport.
However, it depends on the plans of Juventus. Paul Pogba currently earns €15m-a-year salary at Old Trafford, which is an amount Juventus might not be able to offer him due to their financial policy. As per reports in Italy, Juventus’ current transfer policy prevents the Bianconeri from offering a salary exceeding €9-10m before taxes to any new signing.
Also, Juventus’ director Federico Cherubini has recently explained the club’s strategy for the next few years, confirming that the Serie A giants must lower their wage bill. He told Tuttosport that, "If in the past, there were players with a solid background, now there are different players with a great potential that the coach will have to develop.” The director claimed they remain very competitive and still want to win, but using a different approach. He insisted that the club already know the budget for the future and how much money they can spend on new signings.
Therefore, the Old Lady might not be able to offer the salary of Paul Pogba as they recently announced a loss of almost €210m for 2020-2021. Thus, on paper, Pogba’s return to the Allianz Stadium is impossible. Though, that might change depending on Juventus’ revenues after the COVID pandemic, yet they haven’t made any decision regarding Pogba’s possible return to Turin.
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