Juventus Eye Spurs Ace to Succeed Pogba in Midfield

Paul Pogba’s future is in the dark as he still awaits a verdict surrounding his doping charges, after he tested positive following Juventus’ match against Udinese. His sentencing is scheduled for October 5th, and while a week remains until the Bianconeri hear from the sports judge, the upper management, led by Cristiano Giuntoli, is already scouting names to succeed the Frenchman.

Earlier reports emerged of Pogba costing Juventus a staggering €60k per minute considering all his intermittent appearances for the club since joining back from Manchester United. Juventus certainly want to lower their bill, and they have, suspending the midfielder’s status as an active player.

As per La Gazzetta dello Sport (via Tuttomercatoweb), Tottenham Hotspur midfield ace Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is atop the club’s wishlist, but the English side considering him ‘untouchable’. There are three other alternatives reported, with Manu Koné of Borussia Monchengladbach, AS Monaco’s Youssouf Fofana, and Strasbourg’s Habib Diarra all on Giuntoli’s radar.

Our Take on the Pogba saga

While Pogba’s future will be much clearer next week, Juventus are not delaying their efforts to find the World Cup winner’s successor. The Bianconeri are certainly right to consider their options if the Frenchman doesn’t return back to action, which is less than likely to happen.

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