Pogba: My next destination is Turin

Carlo Garganese
Carlo Garganese
  • Updated: 10 Jun 2021 09:08 BST
  • 3 min read
Paul Pogba, Juventus

Paul Pogba, Juventus

Paul Pogba has ignited speculation that he will return to Juventus this summer after telling his former teammate Claudio Marchisio that his “next destination is Turin”.

Pogba posted a paid partnership video with Adidas on his official Instagram page in which he launched a five-a-side football pitch near his home-town in Roissy-en-Brie.

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The pitch has been built so young people of the area can play football.

Pogba’s former Juventus teammate Marchisio responded to the post by saying, “We need one in Turin too. Go on, come back, go on, come back…”

The World Cup winner’s response unsurprisingly fuelled talk that he will re-join Juve as he stated: “OK Principe [Marchisio’s nickname], next destination is Turin.”

Will Pogba leave Man Utd this summer?

Pogba’s future at Manchester United is very much in doubt as his contract at the club expires in 2022.

It had seemed certain earlier this season that the 28-year-old would leave this summer.

Back in November, Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola caused a furore when he announced that Pogba’s time at Man Utd was over and that he would leave in 2021.

This followed comments from Pogba while on international duty where he stated that playing for France was “like a breath of fresh air”.

Pogba’s relationship with the club was repaired somewhat during the second half of the season as he performed excellently in the new year.

Will Pogba join Juventus?

However, Pogba is still yet to sign a new contract and he has been regularly linked with a transfer to Juventus, Real Madrid or PSG.

A swap deal with Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has been looked at, and these latest comments from Pogba will only strengthen those reports.

Pogba starred for Juve from 2012 to 2016, winning four straight Scudetti, before returning to Man United in a record €105 million deal.