01 Aug 2016 13:48:13
A friend of mine who is a big Juventus fan has just returned from Italy on a family vacation and was telling me what the locals have to say on the Pogba deal.

This probably won't be news to anyone but according to the guys living in the shadow of The Old Lady Pogba really does not want to come back to Manchester and his agent as well as the club are trying to force the move as much as they can.

Apparently both Juventus and the agent know that Pogba's stock is at an all time high and it will only take one poor season for that figure to plummet hence why they are doing all they can to make a deal happen. Man Utd are the only team willing to meet the terms.

He said if Pogba signs then of course he will come out to the media and say all the right things like 'its great to be back etc' but deep down his heart isn't in it and the player feels he is being backed into a corner which is why the deal is dragging on.

Interesting to hear that Juventus are trying to force the move as all we have read in the paper is that Pogba's 'greedy agent' is trying to make the deal happen.

1.) 01 Aug 2016
01 Aug 2016 14:00:19
this won't go down well.

2.) 01 Aug 2016
01 Aug 2016 14:23:12
Isn't Pogba quoted as saying last year that he was in love with Manchester and considered himself a Mancunian, that is why he was devestated when Rafael played instead of him and he decided to move on. Somehow I think he is itching to get back and prove to Fergie just how good he is.

3.) 01 Aug 2016
01 Aug 2016 14:30:26
When I was in Liverpool for Uni I knew everything about Liverpool players' thoughts and wishes. Honest.

4.) 01 Aug 2016
01 Aug 2016 14:39:06
I thought you were in ChinaπŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€
I'm not sure that pogba iis such a weak individual that he well be from marched to OR against his will.
Madrid could well be his favoured destination but I know he loved his time at OT and coming here add new face of the ckub will not be a hardship.

5.) 01 Aug 2016
01 Aug 2016 14:50:31
Juventus have to sell to balance the books, especially with the Higuain fee. It doesn't surprise me they would force a move.

{Ed001's Note - no they do not.}

6.) 01 Aug 2016
01 Aug 2016 15:09:24
Pogba merchandise was removed from juve's club online store today.

7.) 01 Aug 2016
01 Aug 2016 15:31:06
People seem to be taking this well.

8.) 01 Aug 2016
01 Aug 2016 15:47:04
i got in first so everyone would be nice ;)

9.) 01 Aug 2016
01 Aug 2016 15:49:24
πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ very good dsg.

10.) 01 Aug 2016
01 Aug 2016 16:12:51
This is pretty much in line with what ed002 said. I'm inclined to believe it. Sad if true.

11.) 01 Aug 2016
01 Aug 2016 17:24:40
Frankly I don't care. Listen, no one already at a big club is going to be super excited about moving to rainy Manchester. But pogba will do a job, hopefully make us CL contenders next season, and if in three or four years he's still desperate to move to Madrid or Barcelona then we can recoup much if not all of our cost and move on. If the team reaches its potential with the ridiculous attacking talent we have in store, I think pogba will absolutely love his football, if not the rain.

12.) 01 Aug 2016
01 Aug 2016 18:16:28
Bang on KG.
That view won't go down well with the knockers πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€.

13.) 01 Aug 2016
01 Aug 2016 18:54:57
Fairly in line with what some of the Eds said. I don't really care to be honest. It's a job at the end of the day, I've been in jobs that weren't my dream jobs, however I was well paid and kept happy, did my job very well. And Pogba has always had good things to say about United. Maybe not his 1st choice but apparently a good professional and will no doubt do the business for us on the pitch. At the end of it all that's all that matters. Don't understand how people have become obsessed with him and if he's worth it, are we his first choice, bla bla bla. World class CM end of.

14.) 01 Aug 2016
01 Aug 2016 18:58:17
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Or in this case a bit creepy.

15.) 01 Aug 2016
01 Aug 2016 19:00:28
Was beautiful in Manchester today, gorgeous August summer day πŸ˜‚.

16.) 01 Aug 2016
01 Aug 2016 19:09:31
Well said Angel.

17.) 01 Aug 2016
01 Aug 2016 21:17:00
You think Juve would of spent the cash they have without the deal already being done? No way, they've gone out and spent and done the deal so clubs aren't negotiating knowing they've got the tick end of Β£100m in the bank.

18.) 02 Aug 2016
02 Aug 2016 13:21:43
Assuming you are correct there Maze (not about Pogba, but about the Fans knowing everything), I am just trying to imagine the scene in Turin, as follows-

Pogba inside the stadium with the manager and the owners discussing the future and Pogba says I don't wanna go but the owners are adamant. We want the money Paul and you are free to leave but only to Manchester since they will pay what we want. After a brawl including Mino Raiola, Paul walks out onto the streets of Turin all crying and sobbing. Momma please save me, I don't wanna go. no no please no. I don't wanna go to Manchester. Madrid are my heart and soul and first choice. In the heart I swear.

How on earth would a lay man on the street know what Paul Pogba wants? I don't even know what my wife wants and she lives with me all day long.

19.) 02 Aug 2016
02 Aug 2016 14:15:33
Now who's the liar maze? Lol tell you're friends uncles guide dogs brother, sure obviously Italy knows where Pogbas next destination is, like every Italians a Juve fan that's 'ITK' . I call BS!

20.) 02 Aug 2016
02 Aug 2016 15:42:41
I was over for the villa game and got sun burnπŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…, had the flu on the Monday but we won't mind that.

21.) 02 Aug 2016
02 Aug 2016 21:51:21
I don't get how. The player, this day in age holds all the power so if he didn't want the move he'd say no. Juve would rather have him for another season than miss out on how much? Β£30-40m? Seems strange he'd be forced to go.

22.) 03 Aug 2016
03 Aug 2016 12:23:03
Cr92 how am I a liar?

A work mate goes to Italy as he does most years and chats to a few locals on his travels about his favourite club. I relay the information here and I am a liar?

23.) 04 Aug 2016
04 Aug 2016 23:24:40
Not you Maze . He meant Rollo πŸ˜†πŸ˜†.