Revealed: Paul Pogba Was ‘Close’ To Join Euro Giants In The Summer Following Failed Real Madrid Switch

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This summer was expected to be full of changes for Paul Pogba, but that never happened as a move away from Manchester never came to fruition. With interest from Real Madrid and Juventus, there were moments where Pogba looked very close to leave United, something that never happened.

However, he would have had a different destination, as Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain sent an offer to Manchester United when the transfer window drew to a close. Pogba stated repeatedly he was looking for a new challenge during the summer and most people expected him to take his talents to Spain, as it looked like his favorite place.

After a move to Madrid failed to materialize, Pogba then became close to returning to his native France and signing for PSG, according to Spanish publication Sport. It’s reported that his agent, Mino Raiola, studied the possibility of Pogba going to Paris to join forces with Kylian Mbappe at the Parc des Princes.

Sport adds that slow movements in the prospective transfer, along with Raiola's congested schedule on the final day, frustrated any possibility of this move to be completed. Raiola himself was already working with PSG in the final days of the window, that time helping another of his clients, Marco Verratti, extend his contract with Les Parisiens until 2024.

This extension is understood to have affected Pogba's potential move to the French capital and saw the World Cup winner remain at Old Trafford as a result. Without more remedy, the midfielder stayed put in Manchester, starting the season in a great way in the 4-0 victory over Chelsea, but has since been plagued with injury.

He’s been sidelined since September 30 when he picked up an injury against Arsenal, and now he’s linked with a move to Juventus once again at the turn of the year.