3 potential transfer destinations for Paul Pogba in the summer

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It seems like every year Juventus keep hold of Paul Pogba, it's another year just clinging on to the slim chances they have of keeping him long-term.

The Frenchman was a lost youngster after leaving Manchester United on a free transfer back in 2012, but three-and-a-half years on, he's made something for himself.

Voted in the UEFA Team of the Year and winning consecutive Serie A titles, Pogba is now one of Europe's top talents and it looks like there is nothing to stop him.


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People seem to forget this guy is only 22-years-old still. United let him go as a teenager due to his attitude and due to Sir Alex Ferguson not rating him enough to give him a chance, even in the Capital One Cup.

He took a gamble and went overseas to Italy. Juve took a chance on him when no-one else did and that's why he respects them so much and that's why he's refused to leave the club as of this point.

It's well documented Pogba had the chance to join Chelsea over the summer, and despite the Italian outfit accepting a transfer bid for him, he declined the chance to join the Premier League champions and reiterated his desires to stay in Turin.

However, one day, Pogba is likely to leave Juve. 

With that in mind, here are the select few teams that could actually sign Pogba and how he'd slot into their team.

FC Barcelona

The number-one contenders. The favourites to land Pogba after serving their transfer embargo.

The La Liga giants are back in business in the transfer market and they are expected to go big for the Frenchman over the summer.

It's well documented that Barcelona want to bring Pogba to the Nou Camp, and it's also well documented that the midfielder wants to play alongside Lionel Messi.

Well this could be the perfect opportunity for him.

If Pogba was to move to Barca, he would slot in the three-man midfield alongside the likes of Sergio Busquets and Ivan Rakitic.

This way, the Spanish champions can slowly ease out the ageing Andres Iniesta, who is now 31-years-old.

A midfield three of Busquets, Rakitic and Pogba is a scary thought, but it's also a realistic one that could happen in the next few months.

Paris Saint-Germain

The mega-rich French side are also in the hat to sign Paul Pogba and bring him home to France.

Whenever there is a world-class player available, expect PSG to be linked with them. They have the money, they have the financial power and they also have the lure of Paris as a lifestyle.

Where would Pogba fit in this PSG team though? They've already got a wealth of options in the centre of the park, but there is certainly a spot for him.

Marco Verratti, Blaise Matuidi and Paul Pogba.

Imagine that as a midfield three. This would probably see the end to Adrien Rabiot's future in Paris, who is a talent tipped for the future, but you cannot ignore the opportunity to get that midfield-trio.

It's not quite Busquets, Rakitic and Pogba, but it comes very close.


Lastly, it's the Premier League champions Chelsea.

As mentioned earlier, they had a formal bid turned down for Pogba in the summer, but they are almost certain to go back in for the powerhouse over the summer.

It's not documented how much they officially offered Juve before the start of the season, but what we do know is that it was enough for the Italian champions to accept.

So where would Pogba fit in at Chelsea?

Well because of his versatility, he could go in alongside Nemanja Matic as the box-to-box midfielder, or he could be pushed up into the attacking-trio that play just behind Diego Costa.

A Matic-Pogba pivot would be domineering during any encounter, but giving Pogba the freedom of being a no.10 could yet bring out the best in the Frenchman.

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