Former Manchester United wonderkid Paul Pogba has committed his future to Italian giants Juventus, despite interest from the likes of Chelsea, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester City. He has also been heavy linked with a return to Old Trafford this summer, as reported by the Daily Star.
Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport is reporting that the French international, who starred at this summer’s World Cup, is set to agree a new contract with the winners of the Scudetto, which will keep him at the club until 2018.
His new contract will earn him £2.5 million a year, which the 21-year-old could have increased significantly if he had moved to one of the clubs interested in his signature.
Pogba infamously left Man Utd in 2012 to join Juventus, having struggled to impose himself on the first team. He has since gone on to become one of the most highly rated midfielders in world football, to the extent that he won the award for Young Player of the Tournament at this summer’s World Cup.
His departure was considered one of the great mistakes of Alex Ferguson’s later reign at Old Trafford, and there were suggestions that they were interested in re-signing him this summer. Chelsea had also maintained an interest, along with City.