Paul Pogba Close To Leaving Juventus Next Summer?

Paul Pogba

Photo Courtesy of Paul Pogba’s Official Facebook page

It’s no secret that Paul Pogba has been instrumental to Juventus’ success this season, but the French international could be leaving the team sooner rather than later.

After arriving from Manchester United as a youngster looking to prove himself in one of the toughest leagues in the world, Pogba signed with Juventus, and despite a slow start, he’s now a starter and left Claudio Marchisio – one of the most important players in the squad only two years ago – on the bench. The central midfielder has been scoring important goals as well, and his performance allowed him a place in the France National Team where he’s also a regular fixture now.

Sadly for the fans, all that could change in the near future, as Juventus has reportedly said that they won’t break the bank when the time comes to sign a new deal with the player.

Juventus’ chairman Andrea Agnelli said they are likely to retain Pogba through the end of the season, but if he has a good World Cup, it would be harder to keep him in the team, as La Vecchia Signora doesn’t have the economic power to offer an annual wage around €6M.

Other teams like PSG, Real Madrid and big-spenders AS Monaco could all pay that figure easily, so the 2013 Golden Boy Award winner could leave the Juventus Stadium sooner rather than later in what would be a big blow for the current Serie A leaders.

After being eliminated from the UEFA Champions League, Juventus needs to put forth effort to keep their core together if they want to return to the tournament next season. Pogba is one of the most important players of the team nowadays, and Juventus simply can’t afford to lose him.

Juan Pablo Aravena is a sports writer for Follow him on Twitter @jparavenarant or add him to your network on Google.