Following Manchester United’s 4-1 win over Newcastle United in Cristiano Ronaldo’s second debut for the club, everything looked great at Old Trafford.
That’s why, according to reports from the English media, midfielder Paul Pogba would be thinking of extending his deal with the club, despite having the chance to leave for free at the end of the season.
The news quickly spread through the European press, and now we get an interesting reaction from Italy regarding that possibility.
Website Calcio Mercato comes up with a story saying it would be a ‘double joke’ for Juventus if Pogba decides to stay at Old Trafford for longer.
There are two reasons for the mockery. Firstly, because the Old Lady have been dreaming of having Pogba back at the club on a free transfer, just like happened in 2012, and a new contract would make that impossible.
Then there’s also the fact that Cristiano Ronaldo, who left Juventus for Manchester United this summer, would be the one of the key factors that could convince the Frenchman to stay in England.
To make it sound less painful, Calcio Mercato points out that Juventus have been changing their transfer plans lately, as they’re set to sign young, cheap and Italian players. So Pogba wouldn’t fit in any of those requirements, which sounds very much like them storming off in a huff.