by Sam Peoples

Juventus general manager Giuseppe Marotta believes Paul Pogba should stay at the Italian giants because it is his “natural habitat”.

Pogba joined Juventus from Manchester United on a free transfer in 2012 and has since developed into one of the world’s best midfielders.

The Frenchman has been linked with a move back to United this summer, while the likes of Manchester City and Real Madrid are also rumoured to be interested in his services.

Marotta insists Juventus will have the final say on the future of Pogba, who signed a new contract at the club last year until 2019.

Speaking about Pogba’s situation, Marotta said: “His sports rights are with Juventus only, so it is Juventus who will decide.

“However, the decision of the player is definitely critical. But, beyond this, we’re speaking about a boy who is 21-years-old, he is very young, I think he can grow from game-to-game.

“Here is the natural habitat for him – for his growth and his development. We recently extended his contract and we did with the perspective of wanting to build a competitive team around him.”

Whether Pogba is looking for more money at Juventus or simply isn’t happy at the club remains to be seen but United fans would certainly be happy to see him back at Old Trafford.

The 21-year-old was originally at the club between 2009 and 2012 but a lack of first-team opportunities meant he chose to leave. The man himself has suggested the straw that broke the camel’s back for him at United was watching Rafael and Park ji Sung play in midfield ahead of him in a 2011 clash against Blackburn Rovers.

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