A French midfielder targetted by Man Utd and Newcastle should be sacrificed along with Aaron Ramsey to aid Juventus’ cause to bring Paul Pogba back to Turin.
Those are the thoughts of former Bianconeri stalwart Alessio Tacchinardi, despite admitting ex-Arsenal midfielder Ramsey had shown “signs of life” prior to football’s hiatus.
Pogba’s future at Old Trafford remains one of football’s great uncertainties.
Despite showing glimpses of his mercurial talents, the Frenchman has failed to deliver the sorts of consistent and mesmeric performances that he so often has on the international stage.
Regardless, European heavyweights Real Madrid and Juventus have registered strong interest, with a recent report detailing how the Serie A side could persuade Man Utd to acquiesce to a swap deal.
However, Tacchinardi believes his former club should take a different approach, and ditch Ramsey as well as classy French midfielder Adrien Rabiot to free up space and funds for a Pogba approach.
Rabiot moved to Italy last summer on a free transfer after nearly a decade on the books of PSG, but has failed to have the impact he so frequently had in Ligue 1.
News recently broke of talks between Man Utd and Juventus over a possible switch to Old Trafford, though soon-to-be big spenders Newcastle are reported to be heavily interested in the 25-year-old.
Fred’s message for Pogba
The Brazilian overcame a sluggish start to his Old Trafford career this season, and believes the 27-year-old has a lot more to offer the Premier League.
“Everyone who watched the World Cup and watched his football knows that he’s a great player.
“And for sure we want him to stay. Because he will add us a lot. He’s a guy who has an immense quality, he’s a strong player for the Premier League. He knows how to play the Premier League. So I’m sure I want him to stay because I’m sure he will help us a lot.
“We’re in the same position, but the more quality players on the team, the better. You will not build a team with 11 players. You need a strong squad.
“So I really hope that he stays, and if he stays, I’m sure he will be a very strong reinforcement for us next season.”