Is Paul Pogba almost a new Juventus player?



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Is Paul Pogba almost a new Juventus player?

Juventus would be about to bring Paul Pogba back home after his experience at Manchester United. The Frenchman expiring in June with the British club should return to wearing the Juventus shirt after the happy experience he had between 2012 and 2016.

Pogba would receive a contract of around 8.5 million euros net per season. Pogba would also have declined the renewal proposal in Manchester and PSG. Juve therefore hopes to be able to take advantage of the decisive thrust and bring Paul Pogba back to Turin.

We recall Paul Pogba leaved Juventus in 2016 to return to Manchester United, the club where he grew up, which however had to shell out 105 million euros to get him back. In six seasons Pogba took part in 226 official matches with the Red Devils shirt, scoring 39 goals and winning a Europa League and two League cups.

In the last season Pogba played 27 games, in a year conditioned by two injuries, in the thigh and calf. He is an ambidextrous matchmaker who possesses athletic strength, pressing ability and personality, characteristics that in the middle of the field allow him to recover balls and win tackles, especially thanks to his long legs, compared by many to the tentacles of an octopus, which have made him earn the nickname of OctoPaul.

Equipped with a vision of the game, he is able to organize the attacking maneuver and accompany it, providing the last step to the finalizers of the action or by inserting himself in the spaces. He also demonstrates ballistic power and accuracy in shooting from outside the box, hence his other nickname of PogBoom.

His favorite position is that of playmaker in front of the defense, but thanks to his mobility in the middle of the field he knows how to present himself well as a mezzala. From a tactical point of view, his contribution is effective even in a more rearward position, when he limits his freedom of movement and his sorties in the opposing area in favor of greater containment work in the middle of the field; this situation is more frequent to see with the national team.

Physically compared to Patrick Vieira in his early days, he grew up with Yaya Touré and compatriot Abou Diaby as models. At an athletic level he is agile and quick in his movements, exhibiting a mix of physicality and effectiveness; he also shows cleanliness in the touches of the ball and timing in the tackles, all combined with a good dose of charisma and personality on the pitch.

In 2016, his characteristic way of cheering after scoring a goal, consisting of a dab step, helped to make this dance a social phenomenon.