Why Juventus Should Sell Paul Pogba

By Riccardo Di Julio
Paul Pogba
Photo:Courtesy of Paul Pogba’s official Facebook page

There is no doubt that the Frenchman Paul Pogba is a magnificent talent. Despite his young age, he has already become one of the world’s best players and, thanks to his regular high-level performances at his current club Juventus, the common opinion already believes that it is only a matter of time until he will be the unquestioned No. 1.

Considering that he was signed by the Old Lady at no cost at all given that his contract with Manchester United had expired, it can be certainly said that the Bianconeri executives concluded one of the best signings in the sport’s history both for economic and sportive reasons.

As a matter of fact, not only does the 20-year-old already represent an extremely determinant asset in the team’s victories, but also his economic value has already reached an unimaginable amount of money, which, of course, could result in great profits for the club. In short, Juventus found in the Frenchman an authentic golden treasure in the bottom of the ocean.

Of course, as it has been historically proven, whenever someone owns a valuable good, there are always going to be others who will do anything they can to own it. In soccer, this means that the world’s richest clubs will consistently continue to make big offers to the Bianconeri for Pogba.

So far, the club that has shown the most interest in the player has been PSG, whose executives apparently have the intention of revolutionizing the roster in order to be mostly characterized by French players. Undoubtedly, signing Pogba would be a perfect fit for this project, especially considering that he will be one of the country’s strongest assets for the World Cup.

On the other hand, selling Pogba could really be a strong hit for Juventus and its fans, who would want to always have in their team the player who is supposed to become the best in the world. However, this move might not actually be as bad as it initially seems to be.

The truth is that the Bianconeri could actually significantly benefit from selling their starlet, who would only leave for an enormous quantity of money, which is very much needed by the club and Italian soccer as a whole. Of course, this doesn’t mean that he has to be sold right away. After all, he is only 20 years old and still needs to achieve absolute consecration as a Juventino.

However, the executives have to be able to get as much as they can from the player before an eventual decrease in the performances and price, contrary to what happened to AC Milan and its young star Stephan El Shaarawy, who is now very far from the level shown one and a half years ago.

Nonetheless, Juventus and its fans should not be scared of selling Pogba. Soccer history has always demonstrated that no player has ever been indispensable for any club as there have been many examples of teams that have significantly improved by trading their best player.

One of the most notorious cases happened to the Old Lady itself, in 2001, when the club completely reinforced the roster with the money received from the selling of the legendary Zinadine Zidane to Real Madrid. Gianluigi Buffon, Lilian Thuram and Pavel Nedved, who were the biggest signings of this business move, were also among the stars of the team that defeated the Merengues of Zidane in the Champions League semifinals two years later.

For all these reasons, Juventus should accept PSG offers for Pogba, especially if the Italian starlet Marco Verratti will be part of the deal. For the Bianconeri, the 20-year-old from Abruzzo might be the most ideal successor for the great Andrea Pirlo, who might be soon struggling from his old age both in the club and national team.

Riccardo Di Julio is a Soccer Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @Italcatenaccio and add him to your network on Google.

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