According to the Italian press, even when Man Utd expressed his intention to retain Paul Pogba, the midfielder still wants to leave Old Trafford in the summer transfer window.
Not long ago, coach Ole Solskjaer confirmed that Paul Pogba will soon renew his contract and stay at Old Trafford. However, according to Calciomercato, the French midfielder is still looking to leave Man Utd in the interest of big clubs like Juventus or Real Madrid.
The number one priority for Juventus in the summer transfer window is to bring Pogba back to the Allianz Arena. The “old lady” of Turin is willing to spend 100 million euros to get this player’s signature. If the deal goes as planned, Man Utd could be considered a break-even after 4 years with Pogba. In the summer of 2016, the Old Trafford team recruited the French midfielder for the same fee.
The source also said that if Man Utd extended the contract
with Pogba, it only gives them an advantage at the negotiating table, but
cannot change the decision of the player born in 1993. In addition to Juventus,
Real Madrid, Barca and PSG is also said to be keeping an eye on Pogba after the
scourge in England.
However, Solskjaer still wants to keep the midfielder,
especially when Man Utd has just added Bruno Fernandes. After 5 matches in the
Premier League, Bruno made a mark with 2 goals and 3 assists. The Norwegian
strategist is eager to combine the duo Bruno and Pogba in midfield “Red
The French midfielder has recently shown positive signs in
recovering from injury. Pogba is expected to return to the Man Utd squad soon
in March. However, due to the complicated developments of the Covid-19
epidemic, the European leagues have been declared adjourned. Therefore, fans
will have to wait a little longer to see this player appear on the field.
Juventus is ready to pay coach Zinedine Zidane a salary of 7 million pounds per year to invite the French leader to lead the club in the 2020/21 season.
Juventus president Andrea Agnelli is said to still have an
intimate relationship with Zidane, who sits at the helm of Real. In the eyes of
the allianz fans, “Zizou” is also very popular, thanks to the months
of dedication to the club in the period 1996-2001.
In the past, Juventus and Real have embarked on a number of
transfer deals. This could play an important role in the “Zizou”
recruitment plan of the Turin representative. If he goes to Italy to work,
Zidane can reunite his former student Cristiano Ronaldo, who left Real to come
to Juventus in the summer of 2018.
Zidane is currently under contract with Real until 2022.
However, Spanish media have speculated that President Florentino Perez is
considering a “big revolution” in June. He wants to change the squad,
and replace the head coach. Rumor has it that Mauricio Pochettino is being targeted
by “Los Blancos” to replace Zidane.
According to the Daily Mail, in order to be signed by
Zidane, Juventus is ready to break the salary structure for the coach. They are
expected to spend a 3-year contract, with a salary of £ 7 million per season paid
to the French legend, if he joins the club. This is really a very high number.
Juventus is desperate to conquer the Champions League title.
They have done everything, including bringing to Ronaldo superstar Allianz, but
have not yet achieved the goal. The current Maurizio Sarri is not the one with
“DNA Champions League” like Zidane. Therefore, Juventus wants to plan
to bring “Zizou” to Turin.
Throughout his career, Zidane won the Champions League as both a player and a coach. Most recently, he helped “Los Blancos” for three consecutive years to dominate the European Cup between 2015-2018.
Coach Rudi Garica aims to score more goals in the second leg, after winning Juventus 1-0 in the first leg of the round of 1/8 Champions League.
Lyon won 1-0 yesterday, thanks to Lucas Tousart’s only goal
in the 31st minute. Unlike many games earlier in the season, Juventus lacked
mobility. The visitors did not even do anything but Dybala put the ball against
Lyon in offside.
Coach Lyon also did not regret because the home team could
not score more goals in the first leg. “There is no regrets. The important
thing is that we played well in the first half, scored and didn’t concede a
goal at home,” he said.
With a small advantage of winning 1-0 in the first leg, Lyon
will go to the quarterfinals if there is a goal and only lose a difference in
the return leg on March 17. Meanwhile, Juventus need to win two or more goals
to eliminate the risk of being eliminated early.
Juninho: ‘Nobody expected Lyon to defeat Juventus’
Lyon Sports Director Juninho Pernambucano praised the home
team after the victory against Juventus in the first leg of the round of 1/8 Champions
League on February 26.
Lyon defeated Juventus thanks to Lucas Tousart’s only goal
in the 31st minute, at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais. In the second half, the
visitors tried to push the line up and play more actively, but did not make a
difference in the attack. This match, Juventus launched a total of 14 shots but
failed to once hit the goal.
Lyon’s performance against Juventus is not commensurate with what this team shows in Ligue 1. They are currently seventh with 37 points after 26 matches, 28 points behind PSG and seven points against the Champions League team in the season.