Juventus to offer Paul Pogba ‘three options’ including ‘terminating contract’ after Man Utd transfer decision

Paul Pogba has made just two appearences for Massimiliano Allegri’s side since arriving on a free transfer from Manchester United last summer.

The future of Paul Pogba at Juventus is up in the air as he continues to underwhelm following his move from Manchester United last summer.

The 29-year-old has only made two appearances for the Italian giants since joining on a free transfer from the Red Devils with a long series of injuries preventing him from providing a return on his reported £6.8 million a year salary.

Pogba picked up a knee injury during pre-season last summer which kept him out of action until January. The star eventually made a return to fitness and was an unused substitute against Monza on January 29 before missing the next three league matches due to injury.

The Frenchman then played a total of 35 minutes over two fixtures before being dropped for last week's win over Freiburg in the Europa League for disciplinary reasons.

The star had failed to turn up to a pre-match meeting on the eve of the fixture on time and was scolded by Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri as a result.

To compound Pogba's misery, Allegri confirmed on Sunday that the midfielder will now miss the next two weeks after injuring his thigh taking free kicks in training.

The big-money earner's lack of game time has caused an issue for the club and, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Juventus are preparing to present Pogba with three options to stop the rot.

The first option would be to renegotiate the star's wage with a pay cut in mind as an 'act of responsibility' for his disappointing season.

Paul Pogba’s second Juventus spell has been injury-ridden (Image: Getty Images)
Paul Pogba’s second Juventus spell has been injury-ridden (Image: Getty Images)
Paul Pogba’s second Juventus spell has been injury-ridden (Image: Getty Images)

Otherwise, the club would have to keep the situation as it is and hope things improve or, in the most dramatic of options, look to come to a mutual agreement in terminating Pogba's four-year contract.

It's a situation that Manchester United fans will recognise after the player's career stuttered over six years at Old Trafford. Pogba signed for a then-world record fee of £89 million in 2016 and won just two trophies, the League Cup and the Europa League, during his second spell in the North West.

Despite battling injuries, Pogba did manage 220 appearances for the club over his six-year stay and played his last match in the 4-0 drubbing from Liverpool in April.