Juventus set to offer Paulo Dybala and Federico Bernardeschi for Paul Pogba.
Unlikely to be able to meet Manchester United‘s valuation for Paul Pogba due to financial implications incurred by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Juventus are set to explore various other options, including a swap deal involving the likes of Paulo Dybala and Federico Bernardeschi to help secure the services of the star Frenchman.
Pogba has constantly been linked with a move back to Turin since last year, with the Italian giants keen on signing him back after letting him go in the 2016 window. Now with Pogba’s contract running out in 2022 and United triggering his one-year extension on his contract, it seems like Juventus have seen an opportunity to lure the playmaker back to the Allianz stadium.
There were talks of a Pogba-Dybala swap in the summer last year, with both clubs reportedly happy with their end of the bargain. But Dybala’s clear unhappiness at a move away from Turin and his desire to want to stay at Juve and fight for a place in the squad meant the deal couldn’t go through.
But speculation and rumors of a transfer have risen yet again, with the Argentinian having barely featured for The Old Lady this season. Dybala has struggled for form and fitness, recording zero assists and just two goals in his 13 appearances for the club in all competitions.
Paul Pogba hasn’t had a good time of it either. The World cup winner has had a frustrating 20/21 campaign with the Red Devils, having been a subject of constant rotation in the matchday squad and has failed to really hit his stride and dominate games when given the chance in the team.
It will finally boil down to answering a lot of the important questions.
Do Manchester United really need Paulo Dybala right now? With Bruno Fernandes and a host of capable and fast young talents already at their disposal in the form of Martial, Rashford, James and Greenwood.
Will Pogba be able to reproduce his magical form in Turin? His agent Mino Raiola is already notorious for caring more about the money than his players’ interests.
Can United find a way to lure Ronaldo back to Old Trafford? A Ronaldo-Pogba swap deal would make more sense for United to pursue given the Portuguese’s dependability for goals, and off-loading a 36-year old Ronaldo for a world-class 27-year old playmaker wouldn’t exactly be the worst piece of business on Juve’s part.
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