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.