Juventus chief provides update on Paul Pogba future
Juventus Chief Soccer Officer Francesco Calvo has insisted that the membership are usually not seeking to offload midfielder Paul Pogba.
The 30-year-old rejoined the Italian giants on a free switch for the second time final summer time, after ending his five-year spell at Manchester United upon the expiration of his contract.
Pogba put pen to paper on a four-year take care of Juve, however his return to Turin has been hampered by harm, with the midfielder sustaining a critical knee harm throughout a pre-season pleasant in opposition to Mexican outfit Chivas in July.
The France worldwide was compelled to missed the 2022 World Cup as a part of his rehabilitation and ultimately made his second debut for the membership in its place within the 4-2 Serie A win over Torino on February 28.
Pogba then performed the ultimate 13 minutes in a 1-0 loss in opposition to Roma, earlier than being dropped from Massimiliano Allegri‘s matchday squad for the primary leg of Juve’s Europa League last-16 tie with Nantes final week because of disciplinary causes.
Since then, the midfielder has suffered one other harm setback and is now going through one other spell on the sidelines after choosing up a low-grade tear to his proper thigh.
Pogba has subsequently been not noted of Didier Deschamps‘s newest France squad for this month’s Euro 2024 qualifiers in opposition to the Netherlands and the Republic of Eire, and it stays to be seen whether or not he’ll characteristic once more this season.
Hypothesis has just lately been circulating concerning the midfielder’s future at Juventus, with one report claiming that the Italian giants may terminate his contract lower than a yr after rejoining the membership having grown more and more annoyed along with his time within the therapy room.
Nonetheless, Juve chief Calvo has since performed down such rumours and has insisted that Pogba nonetheless has a future in Turin.
Chatting with Sky Sports activities forward of Juve’s Europa League second-leg conflict at Freiburg on Thursday night time, Calvo mentioned: “[Pogba is] the primary one who shouldn’t be proud of this yr and with this newest harm.
“In relation to nice gamers every part is emphasised, for higher or for worse. I’ve learn large headlines and that Juventus want to offload him. Completely not.
“He arrived right here when he was 19, for him it is a household however we’re a household that calls for loads. We hope to have him again as quickly as attainable.”
Calvo added: “We imagine a lot in Pogba, in any other case we would not have signed a four-year contract,” Calvo added.
“We’re as sorry as he’s, we converse day by day with the participant, he is aware of we aren’t proud of this example simply as he’s not blissful.”
Throughout his first stint at Juve between 2012 and 2016, Pogba recorded 34 targets and 40 assists in 178 appearances throughout all competitions, and received 4 Serie A titles, two Italian Cups and three Italian Tremendous Cups earlier than becoming a member of Man United for round £93m.