Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has revealed that both Arsenal and Chelsea were interested in his services over the summer. Despite the interest from the Premier League, the Frenchman insisted his love for Juventus meant he would not leave.
The final week of the transfer window saw Arsene Wenger make an apparent £20 million bid for the former Manchester United player which was rejected, however it has come to light that Chelsea also expressed an interest in his signature.
Although flattered by the interest from the duo, the thought of leaving Turin never entered Pogba’s mind.
“Juventus? I’ve liked them ever since I was a kid, always supported them.”
“This club means so much to the French. The best French players have played here and that is why I liked it.”
His love for Juventus was even strong when he was at Old Trafford, when he learned of the Old Lady’s interest he could not turn the offer down, despite the best efforts of Sir Alex Ferguson.
“Ferguson tried to stop me leaving Manchester United but was unsuccessful.”
His love for the Turin club is the reason why he still remains a player there today.
“Were the other clubs chasing me? Yes, but I had my mind only on Juventus. At the time I heard of interest from Arsenal and Chelsea and in Italy AC Milan, but there is no one like Juve”
“As for my future? I ‘m glad to be here. I want to win as many trophies as I can in this shirt.”
Pogba’s move from Manchester United to Juventus helped develop the player and establish himself in to a household name. His performances for the Italian side last year earned him a nomination for the Golden Boy Award alongside Liverpool’s Philippe Countinho, Wilfried Zaha of Manchester United, Real Madrid’s French defender Raphael Varane and Schalke’s German wonderkid Julian Draxler.