Maurizio Sarri makes ‘Paul Pogba transfer declaration’ after being unveiled as Juventus boss
Maurizio Sarri believes he can “succeed” with Paul Pogba at Juventus, according to the latest reports in Italy.
Manchester United midfielder Pogba sparked fresh speculation over his future on the weekend when he admitted he was looking at the possibility of a ‘new challenge’ in the summer transfer market.
The France international confirmed he was exploring the possibility of leaving Old Trafford in the coming weeks after another mixed season for United.
Real Madrid have long flirted with the possibility of signing Pogba should he become available, while the suggestion of a return to former club Juventus also appears to have gathered pace.
According to the latest gossip from Italy new Juventus manager Sarri is also open to the possibility of signing the World Cup winner and has allegedly claimed he would succeed with Pogba at his disposal.
A report from Calciomercato suggests that when Sarri learned of Juventus’ interest in the United midfielder, the manager announced: “I succeeded with (Eden) Hazard, I can also do it with a phenomenon like Pogba.”
The news comes just a day after Pogba told reporters in Tokyo he could leave United in the coming weeks. “Like you said, there is a lot of talking and a lot of thinking as well,” the France international said. “For me I have been for three years in Manchester and have been doing great; some good moments and some bad moments, like everybody. Like everywhere else.
“After this season and everything that happened this season, with my season being my best season as well … I think for me it could be a good time to have a new challenge somewhere else. I am thinking of this: to have a new challenge somewhere else.”
Despite the comments MEN Sport understand United are in no rush to sell their club record signing this summer and that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still planning for life with him next season.