Juventus midfielder Pogba signs new five-year contract

Juventus midfielder Pogba signs new five-year contract

Published Oct. 24, 2014 7:27 a.m. ET

Paul Pogba has signed a new improved contract with Juventus which will keep him with the Serie A giants until June 2019.

The France international's previous deal was due to expire in 2016.

Juve had been keen to tie the 21-year-old central midfielder down as he has become the target of several top European clubs.

"We have just signed Paul Pogba's renewal until 2019," Juve club administrator Giuseppe Marotta said during Juve's shareholders meeting in Turin on Friday.


Pogba, who was named the young player of the tournament at the World Cup in Brazil in the summer, moved to Turin two years ago on a free transfer from Manchester United.

He has formed a solid partnership with Italian veteran Andrea Pirlo, which has contributed to Juve's back-to-back Serie A titles.

The new deal will reportedly see Pogba's existing £23,000-a-week ($37,000) wages trebled.

Marotta announced earlier his month that Juve had turned down several lucrative offers for Pogba in the summer.