Saturday, 9 November 2013

Wonderkid #3 - Paul Pogba

Impressive: Pogba is shining as a young Juventus midfielder with the world at his feet.

Hello again everyone and welcome to my 3rd wonderkid blog post, where I look at and analyse young French powerhouse midfielder Paul Pogba, who used to play for Manchester United before moving to Italy to join Serie A champions Juventus controversially after problems with his attitude towards contract extensions and playing first-team football. 

He is now an integral part of a strong Juventus midfield which includes world-class midfielders Arturo Vidal, maestro Claudio Marchisio and Italian legend Andrea Pirlo. 

He left Manchester United in 2012 after a contract row on a four-year contract deal, with manager at the time Sir Alex Ferguson saying that Pogba had signed for Juventus "a long time ago as far as we're aware" which suggests his attitude towards playing for United at the time was negative after he was snubbed for most big games and felt he was good enough to play for the first-team. 

He is already proving himself at international level, having made 57 appearances for France from U-16 level to the senior side. He is a powerhouse midfielder who knows how to control the game and can score a goal out of nothing. He has impressed both Italy and the rest of Europe with his consistent performances for Juve, making himself a regular starter in both the Serie A and Champions League. 

He left United on a FREE TRANSFER just last year. Now his estimated transfer worth is £30-£35million pounds, with Chelsea, Manchester City and Real Madrid all reportedly interested in signing him. What a difference a year makes.

If only: Pogba and Januzaj would be the United wonderkids if Pogba was allowed to leave.