During the past week, it seemed almost a certainty that Paul Pogba would be leaving Juventus to rejoin his old club Manchester United this summer.
According to multiple reports last week, as this one by The Guardian, United will offer Juventus £100 million for the services of the France international. The Premier League giants are also preparing a massive wage offer, which would translate to a staggering £11.1 million per season for a five-year contract. That would essentially be trebling his current salary in Turin.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid dropped out of the race for Pogba, with president Florentino Perez unwilling to put £100 million and the same wage offer on the table. That seemed to open up the door for the Red Devils to land the 23-year-old from Juventus.
However, on Monday Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola had some very bad news for the Red Devils, as he has claimed the 23-year-old could remain in Turin after all.
“There is a lot of talk about Paul’s future, but maybe he will not leave Juventus,” Raiola said in an interview with The Times. “He is in no rush to leave, and Juventus do not want him to go. They want him to renew his contract.”
If that wasn’t enough to put an end to the Red Devils’ dream of bringing their former player back to Old Trafford, Pogba got himself a new haircut, a tradition he’s been trying to keep up for some time now.
The 23-year-old decided to paint his hair black and white, with a couple of figures to finish it off. So no red, but the colours of Juventus. There you have it: Paul Pogba will remain a Juventino next season…
Pogba’s latest hairstyle pic.twitter.com/G9IDmHz1lG
— Juvefc.com (@juvefcdotcom) 13 juli 2016