According to a recent report by Tuttosport, Juventus are preparing to make a surprise loan move for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba when the transfer window reopens in January. It is understood that the Serie A giants are preparing an offer which would see the Frenchman initially move on loan to Turin with an obligation for Juve to sign him permanently next summer.
Pogba’s Hit and Miss Season For Man United
The 25-year-old has struggled to perform at his peak under Jose Mourinho this season consistently. Pogba has shown flashes of his brilliance, but he has also gone missing in some games which indicates that maybe his heart is not in the right place. The Lagny-sur-Marne born prospect has made 17 appearances for the Red Devils this season, scoring five goals while grabbing four assists across all competitions. However, most of his goals have come from the penalty spot.
Why Should The Frenchman Part Ways With The Red Devils?
Since his big-money switch from Juventus in the summer of 2016, Pogba has won the UEFA Europa League and the League Cup with the Reds of Manchester. However, with United in real danger of missing out on the top 4 this season, it might be best for the Frenchman to seek a move away from Old Trafford so that he can play UEFA Champions League football in the coming years.
What Does Pogba Add To Mourinho’s Team?
Pogba is a midfield powerhouse and is blessed with outstanding athleticism. The French sensation has a varied range of passes in his locker while he can also play a telling pass if given too much space by the opposition defenders. However, the former Le Havre youth product needs to add more goals to his game if he wants to be successful at the highest level.
Should Mourinho Comply To Juventus’ Demands?
The departure of Pogba will significantly deplete the United squad, but it may raise some team morale as other players would get a chance to impress and be the alpha in Mourinho’s starting XI. The fact that the Frenchman has been a suspect of not giving his 100% for United on the pitch this season should be enough for the Mancunian giants to part ways with him sooner rather than later.
Mourinho could use the money generated from his sale to find a replacement or strengthen other important areas of his squad. So United should think about loaning him out in January as long as it means he will be gone for good next summer.