Pogba right to re­main at Juve – Agent

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Paul Pogba is con­fi­dent he made the right de­ci­sion in choos­ing to re­main at Ju­ven­tus dur­ing the trans­fer win­dow, ac­cord­ing to agent Mino Raiola.

The France in­ter­na­tional was linked with a host of top Euro­pean clubs, but in­stead opted to re­main with the Ital­ian cham­pi­ons in Turin.

And amid re­ports of a deal to join Barcelona, Raiola has spo­ken out to dis­miss the spec­u­la­tion.

“Is there a deal for a fu­ture sale to Barcelona? Ab­so­lutely not,” Raiola is quoted as say­ing by Ra­dio Dee­jay.

“Any­one who wants him has to sit down with Juve and then we will see. Over the sum­mer there were three or four teams in­ter­ested, but he chose to stay at Ju­ven­tus and is still con­vinced of that choice.”

Pogba has strug­gled for form this sea­son, with Juve lan­guish­ing 15th in Serie A.

How­ever, asked whether Pogba felt the pres­sure of wear­ing the num­ber 10 shirt, Raiola added: “It’s the Ital­ian sick way of see­ing things. Last year he was ap­plauded for any­thing, now he’s jeered when play­ing the same way.

“Pogba re­mained at Juve be­cause he made the choice with his heart when he had big im­por­tant of­fers and now fans for­get that.

“I think he had a dif­fi­cult start to the sea­son for many rea­sons, but as Pavel Nedved said, he needs to be left in peace. He’s a great cham­pion who is go­ing through the same pe­riod of form as the rest of his team­mates. In the last game, I saw the old Pogba.”

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