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Written by Martin Graham | 8 June 2022
Free agent Paul Pogba, who recently played for Manchester United, has confirmed his desire to enjoy the sport again before moving to Juventus or Paris Saint-Germain.
Pogba was on Manchester United’s records for six seasons following his £89m move from Juventus in 2016. But it was a turbulent period for him marked by off-pitch problems, injuries and mismanagement, as well as scrutiny from critics and fans. Pogba, with his occasional glamorous appearance in the Manchester United red shirt, and his recent comments seem to point to that fact.
He is currently in talks with Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain about his next move and has given an interview to make it clear that his happiness on and off the field is what he is striving for at this point in his career. Speaking in an interview with unbrokenPogba, an athlete empowerment organization founded by basketball star LeBron James, said: “I only want the best for me, I think like putting everything together. Take my time and I’m just looking for the best. I just want to play football, always be myself and have fun. what I do.
“I need to enjoy what I’m doing because otherwise, I can’t do well. I don’t want to think negatively. We can lose matches and lose titles but you have to be happy where you are and have fun. That’s what I’m looking for.”
“As long as you click first and foremost with the team, the fans and the club that knows and loves you. When you are mentally free, you enjoy yourself and that’s when you perform. Everyone wants to feel loved, everyone needs that, your soul needs that. It’s always good to feel appreciated for the work you do. with it.
“The people around you make a huge difference because they can either encourage you or frustrate you.”
Offers for Pogba
The Frenchman once had his heart set on a move to Real Madrid, but that dream was shattered when the club made it clear it wasn’t in their plans. Instead, they opted to go into the youth category this season with their pursuit of Monaco midfielder and Pogba international teammate Aurelien Chuamini.
A move to Barcelona has been on the table since his early days at Man United, but that move is no longer the case. That leaves Juventus, who have wanted to bring him back to Allianz for a long time, and Paris Saint-Germain, who are looking to sign players to keep Kylian Mbappe happy.
A move to Juventus this summer would see Pogba sign a three-year contract worth €8m a year after tax with some lucrative bonuses. If PSG convinces him, he could sign Pogba on a four-year deal but contract details are unclear, with some rumors linking him to £500,000-a-week.