Beppe Marotta: 'Juventus can't afford Paul Pogba, Alvaro Morata'

Ruben Hill
April 21, 2018

Now, Juventus chief executive, Giuseppe Marotta has spoken about the possibility of a transfer for Morata as well as one for another former Juve player, Manchester United's Paul Pogba.

The pair played together for the Serie A champions before ultimately deciding to pursue their careers in England.

Morata, meanwhile, has struggled to produce the form that enticed Chelsea to spend £60m on him from Real Madrid, scoring 15 goals in 42 games this season.

Neither player, however, is now fully content in the Premier League, and Marotta is considering the tantalising prospect of engineering a return. "I don't believe in returning horses, but there are exceptions", he told the Italian publication, Mediaset Premium.

In Pogba's case he became the world's most expensive player when he returned to Old Trafford for £89 million in 2016.

"They are two great professionals who left a great memory but the value they have now reached is not feasible for us".

'Higuain was an extraordinary signing for us and it was made after we had sold Pogba, ' Marotta added.

Sportsmail reported on Monday that Jose Mourinho is prepared to let Pogba leave in the summer - two years after a £90m move from Juventus - as he has run out of patience with the France midfielder.

Another Manchester United player to be linked to Turin is defender Matteo Darmian, although Marotta denied a transfer had already been agreed with the Italy worldwide.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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