Gianluca Zambrotta: Juventus should sell Paul Pogba to Manchester United

by Leo Nieboer


Former Juventus defender Gianluca Zambrotta has encouraged his old club to accept Manchester United’s £100m offer for Paul Pogba.

Man United made a world record bid for the Frenchman last week, and numerous reports are suggesting Pogba is on his way to Old Trafford.

Juventus are reluctant to let the 23-year-old leave, but Zambrotta, who made 216 appearances for the Old Lady, believes they should take advantage of the astronomical fee and invest in more talent.

“I remember when I was playing with Juventus and Zinedine Zidane was there,” he said.

“They sold him to Real Madrid for a record fee and with this money they bought [Gianluigi] Buffon, [Lilian] Thuram and [Pavel] Nedved.

“So, even if Juventus have to sell Pogba, they could buy other champions.”

While Juventus are understandably reluctant to see their finest talent leave, United’s nine-figure offer is simply too good to refuse.

It would smash the world transfer record – set by Gareth Bale in 2013 – to pieces, and the financial leverage they would receive as a result is a tantalising prospect for any club looking to make their mark on Europe next season.

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