Pogba’s agent believes France midfielder will leave Juventus
Paul Pogba’s agent believes the coveted midfielder’s future lies away from Juventus, saying: "If it does not happen this year, it will be next year."
Pogba has attracted the attention of top European clubs after impressing for Juve since joining the Turin club on a free transfer from Manchester United in summer 2012.
The 21-year-old France international, who is under contract with the Bianconeri until June 2019, is a reported target of Chelsea, Real Madrid and Paris St Germain.
"I want the club that buys him to believe in him and be willing to pay for him," Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola told Gazzetta dello Sport. "If Paul leaves Juventus, it is for the absolute top.
"If it does not happen this year, it will be next year.
"Paul is at the same level economically as the other big stars and has a similar reputation, so he could stay for another year.
"But Paul is the only major star who is available at the end of the season.
"If you cannot take Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi or Zlatan Ibrahimovic, you can only go for Paul."
Raiola has warned Pogba’s suitors they will have to splash the cash if they want to prise him away, however.
"If someone wants him, the market situation could see him go for more than 100million euros," Raiola said.
Raiola revealed his client had several offers after leaving United almost three years ago.
"AC Milan wanted to sign him, together with Genoa, and then send him there on loan," he said. "Inter said they did not want to create a row with (former Manchester United boss) Sir Alex Ferguson.
"With Juve, the deal was quite simple.
"They signed him, gave him the wages of a first-team player and did not send him out on loan.
"(Former Juventus coach) Antonio Conte deserves the credit for Paul’s development.
"He (Pogba) needs someone who tells him to do his thing and give him some space."
Pogba scored seven goals and set up seven more in 33 league appearances to help Juve clinch their third straight Scudetto in the 2013-14 campaign, and has bagged six goals in 17 Serie A games this term.
Juve, coached by Massimiliano Allegri, are seven points clear of Roma at the top of the standings.
The Turin giants are on course to win their first Coppa Italia in 20 years after reaching the last four of the competition this week with a 1-0 triumph at Parma.
Juve are also alive in the Champions League and take on Borussia Dortmund in the last 16 of the competition next month.