Paul Pogba may have rejected a move away from Juventus throughout the summer, according to reports, but he has not refused to rule out a move in the near-future.
Yes it was reported after the transfer window shut that it was Premier League champions Chelsea that came closest to landing the Frenchman throughout the summer window, but they just couldn't get the deal over the line.
It's reported that the Blues offered around £54million initially, which was rejected immediately by the Juve board, but then the second improved offer was apparently accepted, leaving Pogba with the decision to make surrounding his future.
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However, an £8.5m-a-year deal wasn't enough for the 22-year-old to join Chelsea, sparking speculation that he's waiting for that dream move to FC Barcelona.
So where does Pogba's future lie? Where would he fit in in either team?
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Well his latest comments have confirmed the fact that he's not certain on his own future, but for now he is a Juve player, so he will still be playing in the Serie A at least until January.
When the January transfer window opens however, it will be very interesting to see where he ends up, especially with Barca's transfer embargo lifted then.
Pogba Discusses Future
First of all, what did Pogba actually say when asked about his future. Well here are his quotes from an interview with Telefoot, and he confirmed that for now he's at Juve, but who knows where he will be in the long-run.
"Why did I stay? Why not? It was not a certainty I would leave," the 22-year-old told Telefoot.
"I am at Juventus, I am only thinking about Juventus.
"I am at Juventus, but I do not know for how long. We will do this year and then see how things go."
It's well documented that most players are currently solely focusing on one thing and that's next summer's Euros, so first-team football is a must for most players.
Chelsea or FC Barcelona?
Pogba is easily Juventus' star-man and will play week-in, week-out there, but would he play all the time for Chelsea or Barcelona?
Well with his position being a midfielder who likes to attack and defend, you'd have to have him or Cesc Fabregas in the Chelsea team which is a tricky choice unless you push one further forward and take out one of Eden Hazard, Pedro and Willian/Oscar.
Jose Mourinho could choose to put Fabregas just behind the striker and then have Pogba partnering Nemanja Matic in the heart of the midfield.
As for Barca, with a midfield trio of Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets and Andres Iniesta, it will be tough for Pogba to break his way into the first-team, but with the latter ageing, the French international could be seen as a long-term replacement.
What do you think? What club would suit Pogba more?
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