Juventus’ star, Paul Pogba, has put European clubs on high alert as he insists that he is not worried about rushing a new deal with the Serie A champions. Pogba still has two and a half years on his contract but his stellar form has made him a wanted man among Europe’s top clubs.
The French international has been a rock in Juventus’ midfield, playing a holding role and deep lying playmaker for much of the season. He also can chip in with a few goals. Everyone remembers this long-range beauty.
Pogba is one of the best defensive midfielders in Serie A, and recently was crowned the best young player after being awarded the Golden Boy trophy.
Manchester United have been kicking themselves for letting Pogba go in 2012 on a free transfer after seeing him climb through the youth ranks at Old Trafford.
Top clubs, specifically Chelsea and Arsenal, have been linked with a move for Pogba, with Chelsea especially needing help in their defensive midfield. Chelsea’s owner is often willing to part with large sums of money for great players, and Pogba should not be passed up.
Other than for Mesut Ozil last summer, Arsenal keeps a tight leash on their wallets. It is unlikely that the Gunners would shell out for Pogba, while sitting atop the Premier League table.
He is a tough tackler, sitting eighth in the Serie A for total tackles, and is an imposing presence in front of the back line. Paul also has some flair to his game, and controls the ball well in a crowd. From a deep lying position, Pogba has created 23 chances so far this year, three of which were assists.
While it is unlikely Paul Pogba will move away from Turin anytime soon, the possibility of such a switch is enough to keep all the major clubs on their toes. Don’t be surprised to see him linked to other leagues as January approaches.