Some of the biggest clubs in Europe have been on the hunt for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba. But Pogba doesn’t seem to be too eager to leave Turin.
Pogba, 22, has blossomed out to one of the best midfielders in the world since he joined Juventus from Manchester United in 2012. He came through the ranks in the youth and reserve team at United and was considered one of the biggest talents in the system. He left United on a free transfer after not signing a new contract with the club.
His performances for Juventus over the past couple of seasons has brought the attention from clubs like Chelsea, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain. Chelsea reportedly submitted a £54 million bid that was declined by Juventus.
Pogba spoke to Telefoot about the immediate future and said that he’s not thinking about leaving.
”It was not the right time for me to go, and I could very well remain at Juventus,” Pogba said. ”Right now, I’m still happy to be there. We will finish the season and then we’ll see again.
“Has a Barca deal been struck in January? I don’t know, for now I’m at Juventus and I’m focused only on them because we haven’t started well. As for the rest, we’ll see.”
Pogba was on the 10-man shortlist of UEFA Best Player in Europe Award this summer (Lionel Messi won the award), and before the start of this season he was handed the prestigious number 10 shirt by Juventus after Carlos Tevez’s departure from the club. The number 10 jersey has been worn by Juventus legends like Alessandro Del Piero, Roberto Baggio and Michel Platini.