Paul Pogba has finally inked a new deal with Juventus that will see him stay with the club until at least 2019. The contract also increases Pogba’s wages to £70,000 per week. The 21-year-old French midfielder was the subject of many transfer rumors over the summer, but quelled them by staying with the Serie A champions. With this new contract, he has committed his near future to the club, much to the dismay of many of Europe’s top sides.
Pogba is clearly one of the top young talents in Europe. In the summer of 2013, while playing for France, he won the Golden Ball as the best player in the U-20 World Cup. Just one summer after that, he was a key part of the senior team’s run to the quarterfinals of the World Cup in Brazil. Pogba headed in a late goal to defeat Nigeria in the Round of 16 and ended the tournament by winning the Best Young Player award.
The Frenchman has been very deserving of this contract. He has become a mainstay in the Juventus midfield since his arrival on a free transfer from Manchester United in 2012. Pogba’s linkup play with Carlos Tevez, Arturo Vidal, and Fernando Llorente has been vital to the success of the club.
The club has won the Serie A championship in both of his seasons with them, and Pogba will be looking to make it three straight Scudetti during this campaign. And he does not want to stop there. Juventus are on many people’s shortlists as favorites to win the Champions League. That is the ultimate prize, and with Pogba in the midfield, they can accomplish that.