'Pogba wants to stay at Juventus' – Raiola
The agent for the 20-year-old midfielder claimed that his client has every intention of staying at the Bianconeri, and revealed plans to negotiate a contract renewal
Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has thrown cold water on rumours that the midfielder was set to leave Juventus.
Pogba, whose contract expires in June 2016, has been the subject of transfer speculation for his impressive displays since joining the Serie A champions in 2012, with club president Andrea Agnelli admitting that the 20-year-old could be sold if a sizeable offer was received.
However, Raiola has moved to downplay Agnelli’s comments and allay supporters’ fears by asserting that Pogba’s camp is primarily concerned with negotiating a new deal that will allow the midfielder to remain at Juventus.
“He [Pogba] is fine where he is. We want to renew with Juventus and we have our clear strategy,” he revealed to Tuttosport. “Paul is very quiet and peaceful here, Juve would have no reason to worry.
“Agnelli has discovered the problem because no one, not only in Italy, but in the world, can refuse an obscene offer. But the fans no longer have to wonder.”
However, despite a seeming mutual interest on both sides for Pogba to renew his contract, Raiola denied that a proposal for a new deal had already been put forth by Juventus.
“Are there already any offers on the table? No, that isn’t true, no offers have arrived,” he admitted.
Pogba signed for Juventus on a free transfer from Manchester United in 2012 and has since been capped three times for the France national team.