Serie A giants Juventus believe they are on the verge of signing Paul Pogba on a free transfer for the second time.
According to Sky Sports the Turin outfit are in the ‘closing stages’ of concluding a deal that will see the 29-year-old midfielder sign a three year contract and become one of Juve’s highest earners.
Pogba’s departure from Manchester United was formally announced yesterday and in the same way as when his Old Trafford contract expired as a teenager he seems set to join Juventus.
The France international previously played for Juve between 2012-2016 and won four Scudetti before retiring to United for a world record £89 million fee. However, despite his obvious talent Pogba never managed to perform consistently in the Premier League and became a divisive figure over the course of his six year stay.
Rafaela Pimenta has handled the negotiations after the death of Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola, and it is thought that all the formalities will be completed soon and Juventus will beat off competition from PSG for their former player.
Juventus boss Max Allegri is also reported as having been key to convincing Pogba that his future lies in Turin and the experienced coach will be hopeful that the talented midfielder can help reestablish the Old Lady as top dogs in Serie A after losing ground to AC and Inter Milan in recent seasons.