Pogba Fuels Speculations with Trip to Saudi Arabia

Paul Pogba spent the weekend in Saudi Arabia, lending credence to the rumors about a strong bid by Al-Ittihad. According to local sources, he visited the facilities of the team that has already lured Karim Benzema and N’Golo Kanté this summer, La Gazzetta dello Sport informs.

The star midfielder will be back in Turin Monday, as Juventus will formally kick off their pre-season retreat. He had resumed practicing early to complete his recovery from a thigh injury. An intermediary met his agent Rafaela Pimenta a few weeks ago to test the waters. She also visited the Continassa’s HQ recently.

Per TuttoSport, Al-Ittihad offered Pogba a three-year, €100M contract plus add-ons. He convened with their officials and joked with some fans about his possible transfer. Juventus won’t stand in his way if he asks out. He’s slated to make €8M for the next three years. His first campaign back was a flop due to his physical problems. Per Sky, the reason for the trip for personal and not transfer market-related.

His departure would accelerate the Bianconeri’s long-drawn-out pursuit of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, the publication adds.

Our Take on Pogba Potentially Joining Al-Ittihad

It would be an anticlimactic ending to his much-romanticized return to Turin. On the other hand, there are very solid financial reasons that would justify it. Plus, the Old Lady would remove a big question mark.

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