Manchester United News: Juventus are looking to become an undisputed force once again in Italy. Owing to this, they are looking to sign both Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial in the summer.
The Red Devils pulled off a major coup in the summer by re-signing Cristiano Ronaldo. This in turn made Juventus very unstable and the club suffered a horrible start to their 2021/22 Serie A campaign.
The Old Lady did sign Dusan Vlahovic in the January transfer window. But it has not helped them return to the top just yet. To add to this, The Serie A giants were also eliminated from the Champions League in the round of 16 stage by Villarreal.
Manchester United is on a similar boat as their Italian counterparts. The signing of Cristiano Ronaldo has not helped as much as the fans hoped. To make things worse, United could realistically miss out on the Champions League next season.
Manchester United News: Can Juventus sign both Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial?
As per the Mirror, Juventus are looking to do a double transfer raid on Manchester United. This would see the Old Lady take both Pogba and Martial away from Old Trafford.
Manchester United signed Paul Pogba from Juventus in 2016. The midfielder cost the Red Devils £89m in transfer fee. But it looks like United could lose him on a free transfer.
Paul Pogba’s contract ends in the summer and there is still no news of a contract extension between the club and the player. Owing to this, it is looking likely that the Frenchman would return to his old stomping grounds in Turin.
Anthony Martial on the other hand is currently on loan at Sevilla. The former Monaco star was loaned out after he wanted more playing time. The forward was reportedly not happy at Manchester United.
Anthony Martial has a contract with Manchester United until 2024. It is expected that the Red Devils could ask for a transfer fee between £20-25m for the Frenchman if he decides to leave. But this is significantly lower than the £36m they spent to avail his services in 2015.
Over the years, Paul Pogba has scored 40 goals in 229 appearances for Manchester United. Anthony Martial on the other hand has scored 79 goals in 269 appearances for the Red Devils. Hence, United would be losing out on two long-serving members of the club.
How will United cope with their exit?
Manchester United is expected to make multiple midfield signings in the summer to replace Pogba. Popular names including Declan Rice, Ruben Neves, and Amadou Haidara are on the cards for the Red Devils.
As for their forward options, United does have enough options as of now. But adding another center-forward or a goal-scoring winger in their ranks would surely help the club. The signings will depend on Manchester United’s qualification to the Champions League.