Paul Pogba in action for France at the just concluded Euro 2016.
The player’s agent was also involved in media war with Toni Kroos’ brother over reports that the agent advised Madrid to sell the German playmaker. A report quoted Mino as saying in confidence that Madrid will offer the mercurial German midfielder to Juve together with a whooping €120m, for Pogba.
Latest reports on the France international player say Madrid is no longer interested in moving forward with the rumored transfer.
Following the the news that Madrid reportedly dropped out of the race to sign Pogba on Sunday, citing their inability to match Manchester United’s bid as the reason, apparently unhappy Raiola made it clear that the Frenchman was “very happy” at Juve.
Image: Paul Pogba
The agent also hinted that the 23-year-old could sign a new contract, adding that The Old Lady will not sell.
“He is in no rush to leave and Juventus do not want him to go. They want him to renew his contract,” he told the Times.
“Paul is not desperate to move. We are very happy at Juventus and they are a club that want to keep their star players.”
Other reports say the player may take a curve back to the Premier League as Jose Mourinho has shown interest in the player.
Manchester United has been on a rebuilding process since his appointment as manager, and a midfielder in Pogba’s pedigree is what The Special One needs. United are believed to have stepped up their efforts to bring back Pogba who left Old Trafford four years ago on a free transfer to the Italian side.
The France international signed a five-year deal with Juve in October 2014. His current contract expires in 2019.
Football is business and politics by other means, as Mino Raiola claims the Turin giants are desperate to extend Pogba’s contract despite the uncertainty over his future.
Image: Paul Pogba
Meanwhile, Henry Thiery sais he has faith in the 23-year-old no matter what critics say about his performance at the European Championships.
“Forget about France, I think he can be one of the best midfielders in history,” Henry told Sky Sports.
“He has the quality to do that. He needs to make sure he concentrates on what he can do well.
“What I love about him at the moment is that he’s doing what the team’s asking him to do [at Euro 2016]; maybe he’s sometimes a bit more fancy at Juventus but because [Antoine] Griezmann is playing behind Giroud for France, he has to defend a bit more.
“That’s the sign of his intelligence. He’s playing within himself in a way, to make sure the team has the right balance.”
Henry added: “We all know about the quality, how good he is on the ball. He’s an all-round player but he’s understood his role at this tournament.
“Hopefully he can come back to the Premier League – it would be great for us and for whoever got him but he’s still a Juve player and they’re not going to let him go [easily].”