Paul Pogba boasts a level of celebrity that ensures his every move is dissected in minute detail. He has positioned himself under the brightest of spotlights, with his natural ability allowing a standing among football’s elite to be taken up.
He was once good enough to make a breakthrough at Manchester United and spend four years collecting major honours in Turin, before returning to English football in 2016 as the most expensive player on the planet. The expectation was that he would thrive when back on the Red Devils’ books.
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That never really happened and it came as little surprise when an opportunity to depart as a free agent in 2022 was taken up. At that stage, more steps were retraced by the enigmatic midfielder as he headed back to Juventus and Serie A.
Early setbacks have kept Pogba out of action for the Bianconeri and prevented him from filling a spot in a France squad that sits at 7/1 in World Cup odds from Paddy Power to successfully defend a global crown in Qatar.
Having played a prominent role for his country at the 2018 finals, with a goal recorded in a final victory over Croatia, the mercurial Frenchman is understandably disappointed to have been denied a shot at adding to his impressive medal collection, which was covered on Football Italia.
His agent, Rafaela Pimenta has said: “Pogba suffers for not being at the World Cup, but he knows that at the end of the day, he has to wake up and continue recovering. He wants to play to give Juventus what they deserve.”
Surgery has been required on a knee injury picked up during pre-season as confirmed on the official Juventus page, with initial delays when it came to going under the knife pushing a potential return date back. There is, however, hope that a popular figure will be gracing famous black and white stripes again in the new…
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Author : Martin U
Publish date : 2022-11-23 10:54:09
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