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Amid departure rumors, big names urge Paul Pogba to stay

Jan 5, 2014, 12:23 PM EDT

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Young French superstar Paul Pogba has exploded into a world-class player at Juventus the past two seasons.

With the 20-year-old commanding the Old Lady’s midfield, rumors have unsurprisingly flew linking him with the biggest names in soccer.

However, many are coming out of the woodwork saying they believe Pogba’s best move would be not to make one at all.

Well-known Italian coach Arrigo Sacchi believes that while the money the youngster (pictured, left) is sure to have shoved in front of him may be enticing, Pogba’s future would end up brighter if he was to turn it down.

“Paul has a lot of quality and has had the luck to arrive at Juventus at the right moment,’ Sacchi told Tuttosport. Juventus are the example of a team that multiplies the quality of the individual. When you are feeling well at a club, you should not leave. One million more or less doesn’t make someone richer or poorer. A player should primarily think about their career.”

And Sacchi isn’t the only one who is pleading with Pogba to leave money off his priorities list.

Former French international David Trezeguet is on board with the notion that club consistency is the most beneficial to a player’s career.

I have spoken very little with him,” Trezeguet told Gazzetta dello Sport. “But, for me, he should stay at Juventus. I would strongly advise him to do that. For someone like him, it is important to stay. He’s playing and Juventus are a club on the rise. They will get even better.”

At 36 years old, Trezeguet is a Juventus legend, having spent 11 seasons at Juventus Stadium and 245 appearances.  The striker, playing in Argentina at the moment, has already spoken with the Italian giants about taking up an ambassadorial role when his career is complete.

Therefore, Trezeguet is a bit biased.

Nonetheless, those are two powerful voices who would strongly support a decision by Paul Pogba to spurn big money offers he could possibly get from clubs like Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Manchester United.

Should he stay or should he go?

  1. danielofthedale - Jan 5, 2014 at 1:08 PM

    He is a vital cog at an extremely good team. While the cash might be green there is no guarantee the grass will be on the other side.

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