Juventus reportedly consider going for broke to bring Paul Pogba back from Manchester United after the reappointment of Massimilano Allegri as the head coach. According to Calciomercato, the Frenchman’s return to Turin would be a “dream signing” for the Bianconeri.
Juventus are hell-bent on reclaiming their status as a supreme force in Italian football after seeing their nine-year Serie A tenure come to a close this season. Indeed, Inter’s imperious Scudetto run has triggered massive changes at the Allianz Stadium.
Andrea Pirlo was first to fall victim to Juve’s overhaul, with Bianconeri chairman Andrea Agnelli axing the Italian to bring former boss Allegri back to the helm. It was the 53-year-old tactician who navigated Pogba’s meteoric rise to stardom before Manchester United took the France international back to Old Trafford in 2016.
Using the 28-year-old as Pirlo’s partner in crime in Juventus’ double-pivot, Allegri managed to get the most out of Pogba. In fact, the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner has never replicated his form under the Italian’s stewardship again.
United splashed out a then world-record fee to capture Pogba’s signature five years ago. Little did they know the crafted playmaker would blow hot and cold throughout his entire career at the Theatre of Dreams, which has brought him under heavy scrutiny on more than one occasion.
Although Pogba rediscovered his mojo in the second half of the 2020-21 season, his future in Manchester is still hanging by a thread. The main reason behind his potential summer departure could be notorious super-agent Mino Raiola.
Raiola is working around the clock to secure his client a lucrative contract away from the Premier League for quite some time. After making contacts with Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, the 53-year-old has recently turned to Juventus to discuss the feasibility of the move.
There’s no doubt the Bianconeri would embrace Pogba’s return, and if there’s anyone capable of brokering the deal, it’s Raiola.