Paul Pogba’s former Juventus team-mates have been left perplexed by the midfielder’s record-breaking transfer to Manchester United.
Pogba’s move to Old Trafford was one of the longest-running sagas of the summer transfer window. It was finally settled after United offered Juventus a staggering £100million to take him away from Turin.
A number of Juve’s top talents – including Paulo Dybala and Gianluigi Buffon – have suggested that Pogba told them he would be staying with the club, according to Italian newspaper Tuttosport. The paper suggested the club felt ‘betrayed’ by Pogba.
Dybala, regarded as a close friend of Pogba, was curt when speaking in Malta this week.
He told media and supporters: “I’m sure I’ll see Paul once we are retired.”
The Italian newspaper also revealed that Juventus’s plan for the summer did not involve selling the midfielder.
Andrea Agnelli, president of Juventus, and Giuseppe Marotta, director general, had intended to keep the 23-year-old as part of the squad for the coming campaign as Juventus look to break the record for consecutive Serie A titles.
Agnelli and Marotta were even lining up a new contract for Pogba, one that would have included a significant pay increase.
However, Pogba’s deal with United will reportedly see him earn more than Juventus would have offered.
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