Lippi: ‘Juventus MUST sell Paul Pogba’

Former Barcelona boss Marcello Lippi has told Juventus they must cash in on midfield star Paul Pogba and overhaul the squad.

Premier League trio Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal are all keen on Pogba.

Lippi, who managed Juventus over two spells between 1994 and 2004, warned the situation regarding Pogba has echoes of Ziinedine Zidane in 2011.

He told Sky Sport Italia: “Of course, it would be a big sacrifice to lose Pogba, but selling him would generate enough money to buy three or four great players to help improve the team.

“When I returned to Juventus in 2001, I got a call that the club were going to sell Zidane. He was the best player of the world, but Madrid were paying €75 million.

“The club told me to remain calm and that they would reinvest all the money in the squad. We eventually signed Gianluigi Buffon, Lilian Thuram and Pavel Nedved and continued to win silverware.”

Juventus chief Giuseppe Marotta this week warned that they could not afford the amount of wages offered by the Premier League.

Real Madrid were also thought to have been interested, but have ruled themselves out of the running.

 

Steve Osborne                                       @Pack3rNa7ion

 

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