There is a “high chance” that Juventus star Paul Pogba will join FC Barcelona if Joan Laporta wins the upcoming presidential election, according to the player’s agent Mino Raiola.
Catalan newspaper Sport had claimed earlier that Juventus had the following three offers on the table for the Paul Pogba: a 80m + a 10m in add-ons from FC Barcelona to purchase in July 2016, a 50m + Brazilian midfielder Oscar from Chelsea FC to purchase this summer, and a cash-only a 100m offer from Manchester City to purchase the France international this summer.
Reports in Catalan media then stated that Juventus and FC Barcelona had reached a gentlemana s agreement regarding the transfer of the player in 2016/17 season. However, contrary to the reports, Juventus later confirmed that FC Barcelona did have a bid rejected for Paul Pogba in a meeting between the representatives of the two clubs.
Pogba Could Still Move To FC Barcelona
Joan Laporta, who is one of th FC Barcelona presidential candidate, has made campaign promises to secure Pogba’s signature as he seeks the club’s top post for the second time following his hugely successful reign between 2003 to 2010.
And Paul Pogba’s agent has now admitted that should Laporta win the election, Pogba could sign for the Catalan giants.
“If Laporta wins the Barcelona presidential election, there’d be a high chance of Pogba ending up at Barcelona,” Raiola told EFE.
“I know [head of the football sector] Albert Soler. The trip [by Barcelona] to Turin seemed like a political move, specially designed to take a picture.
“It was very strange, but it’s all nonsense as Paul and I were not in Turin. First Barcelona will have to negotiate with me, then with Juventus, but they can do so.”
It was recently revealed by FC Barcelona president Bartomeu that Luis Enrique did not want Pogba and was more keen to sign Vidal and Turan.
It will be interesting to see how the manager would react if the player moves to FC Barcelona.
Make no mistake though, with the election tomorrow, this could very well be a ploy by Laporta to help him win more votes by getting Paul Pogba’s agent, with whom he shares a good relationships as he himself has said, to come out and say to the media that the Juventus star could move to FC Barcelona under his presidency.