Pogba will decide future after World Cup, says agent

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba will not make a decision on his future until after the World Cup, according to his agent Mino Raiola.

Pogba has enjoyed a superb season with the Bianconeri, notching eight goals in all competitions having firmly established his place in Antonio Conte’s first-choice midfield alongside Andrea Pirlo and Arturo Vidal.

Paris Saint-Germain have long been linked with a big-money move for the 21-year-old, while Real Madrid have also been credited with an interest, but Raiola has made it clear Pogba’s future will not be settled until after France’s campaign in Brazil this summer.

“My priority is always the same: to look after the players I represent,” Raiola was quoted as saying by Tuttosport.

“Between now and the World Cup, nothing will happen. Everything you speak of – a renewal or a possible transfer – will be carefully assessed, but only after Brazil.

“Pogba is happy with Juve, just as Juve are glad to have Pogba. He still has a contract in Turin until 2016. There is no rush, no urgency. For now, Pogba will not go.

“I say for now he will not go, because if one day a crazy offer for him comes in, we would assess it together.

“We will evaluate everything after the World Cup: any offers from other clubs, as well as proposals to renew his contract at Juventus. Everything is postponed, as Juventus know. I repeat: there are no problems of any kind.”

Raiola was eager to stress that Pogba’s sole focus is on securing silverware this season, both in Serie A and in the Europa League.

“At this moment, the boy is thinking about playing, about winning the Scudetto and the Europa League,” the agent added.

“Pogba is bursting with motivation. He wants to win everything with Juventus, here at the end of the season, and then go to the World Cup with France – an amazing achievement for a phenomenal guy who only a year ago won the World Under-20 championship.”