Paul Pogba is a French midfielder who plays for Manchester United. Pogba, who was born on March 15, 1993, began his career as a youngster with Le Havre before moving to Manchester United in 2009 to become a member of their academy. Pogba made his professional debut in a League Cup tie against Aldershot Town in October 2011, with Alex Ferguson citing him as a player for the future at the club. However, the relationship between the two soured when Pogba rejected United’s contract offers to sign for Juventus in July 2012 with the Scot accusing the midfielder of disrespecting the club. Pogba quickly broke into Juventus’ first team and, in 2013, was the recipient of the prestigious European Golden Boy award. After winning four Serie A titles in as many seasons with the Old Lady, Pogba returned to Manchester United in July 2016 for a then-record £89.3million, winning the Europa League and League Cup in his first season back at Old Trafford. In 2018 he was instrumental as France won the FIFA World Cup in Russia.
- 2012: Manchester United to Juventus: Free Transfer
- 2016: Juventus to Manchester United: €105 million
Paul Pogba is a French footballer whose primary position is a central midfielder. Still, he could also play as a defensive or attacking midfielder or a deep-lying playmaker, depending on the situation and the coach's instructions. Pogba also plays for the French national team since 2013 and has helped them a lot in matches. He hasn't played for many football clubs, but some significant transfer rumours were surrounding him. We will review all of the transfer odds and gossip during the midfielder's senior career.
Paul Pogba Transfer News and Football Whispers
Pogba was transferred to Manchester United during his youth career in 2009 and played two years in the youth and reserve league. In 2011 he was finally given a chance to join the senior Manchester United team but only for about seven months, during which he appeared on the field three times and didn't score any goals. Maybe Pogba wasn't happy to only play as a reserve for United, and that's why he didn't sign again with the team after his contract ended.
Juventus was the club that signed Paul Pogba during the 2012 summer transfer window, and it seems that they got a good deal because they got him as a free transfer. In return, Pogba scored twenty-eight goals for Juventus from 124 appearances. Juventus was the first team to give him the chance to play a full 90-minute match in September 2012 and bloomed even more during the next few seasons with the Italian club. Between 2012 and 2016, there were rumours that the following teams were interested, negotiated, and even offered bids for Paul Pogba, but no official deal was made:
- Paris Saint-Germain
- Manchester City
- Real Madrid
Of course, clubs like Manchester City, Real Madrid, and Barcelona have other transfer targets in mind and weren't willing to meet Juventus' price for him.
During the 2016 summer transfer window, Manchester United was delighted to announce that Paul Pogba signed a five-year contract with them for the record fee (at that time) of €105 million. Pogba has been with the Red Devils ever since, and now that his contract is about to end soon, many teams would want him. In 2018 there was a rumour linking him to Paris Saint-Germain again, but nothing came of it. During the 2020 summer transfer window, there were rumours that Real Madrid and Juventus want to sign him, but no deals were finalized. Pogba's agent Mino Raiola stated that they would be “willing to negotiate after Euro 2020 is over.” We are excited to see what the final decision will be and if Paul Pogba will go back to Italy after his contract ends or choose to play in La Liga instead. Of course, there are other options on the table, like re-signing with Manchester United or picking another team, but that all depends on how the negotiations go and which club is willing to meet Pogba's price.