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Paul Pogba Next Club Odds

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
14 August 2023, 13:33

The once most expensive player in the world, Paul Pogba, is going through one of the toughest periods in his professional career. The Frenchman completed a move back to Juventus ahead of the 2022/23 season but, due to a series of injuries, he ended up playing just 161 minutes across 10 matches for the Bianconeri. The latest injury came in May, and the midfielder is still recovering from it as he didn’t play in Juve’s pre-season friendlies.

Pogba is on massive wages at Juventus and already in his 30s. Thus, it is no surprise that the club is reportedly ready to sell him, with the Paul Pogba next club odds going up as of late.

List of latest Paul Pogba Odds

As far as the Paul Pogba transfer odds go, the Frenchman is considered most likely to complete a move to Saudi Arabia. However, there are two European giants on the list as well.

Paul Pogba next clubBetvictor ODDS
Any Saudi Pro League Club4.50
Any MLS Club6.00
Any French Club9.00
Real Madrid17.00
Barcelona17.00

Any Saudi Pro League Club

There are multiple factors that would make Pogba a perfect signing for the Saudi Arabia clubs. First of all, Paul is a very popular footballer who would bring a lot of attention to the league. Second, the Frenchman’s flashy playing style would entertain the fans in the stands and at home. And third, he is known to be Muslim, making Saudi Arabia an appealing destination for the midfielder.

There haven’t been any concrete links as of yet, though, but media outlets speculate that Al Ittihad may be the club with most chances of landing Pogba as they already have his friends from the national team, Karim Benzema and N’Golo Kante.

Any MLS Club

Just like with the Saudi Pro League, Paul Pogba would bring a lot of attention and excitement to MLS. However, the American teams cannot compete with the Saudi ones on financial terms, meaning that Pogba may have to settle for a lower salary if he completes a move to the United States.

Besides, MLS is a fairly physical league which may not go well for Pogba if we consider his injury history. It is difficult to say which club would be willing to invite the Frenchman at this stage of his career, especially if they have to pay for his transfer, or whether Paul is ready to bid goodbye to top-level European football at all. 

Any French Club

The 30-year-old never played at the senior level in his native France as he moved to Man United’s academy at only 16, so he may be open to a move to Ligue 1. The issue, though, is that the only team that can realistically afford Pogba is Paris Saint-Germain. 

The Parisians unsuccessfully tried signing him in the past, but that interest is unlikely to be reignited under new manager Luis Enrique. The Spanish coach wants his midfielders to press well and help in defence, a thing that even fully-fit Pogba didn’t enjoy doing too much.

The other top clubs in France will certainly not be able to afford the player’s salary and only a loan deal with Juventus paying part of his wages may be feasible.

Real Madrid

Another club which was frequently linked with Paul Pogba in the past is Real Madrid. The Blancos always kept the Frenchman on their radar in case there was an opening in the middle of the park, but the move never came to fruition. Zinedine Zidane, back in his day, was said to be a big fan of the French talent.

Now, Real Madrid have a complete midfield with both young (Jude Bellingham, Eduardo Camavinga, Aurelien Tchouameni) and experienced (Luka Modric, Toni Kroos) options, making it surprising to see them listed on the Paul Pogba next club odds. Of course, nothing is ruled out until the transfer window closes, but it still seems outlandish.

Barcelona

A lesser-known fact, Barcelona were among the potential destinations for Pogba in his early days too. In 2015, when Joan Laporta was running for president at Camp Nou, he promised to sign Paul Pogba (the same way he promised David Beckham in 2003). Given that he was good friends with the late Mino Raiola, Pogba’s former agent, the transfer seemed possible. Laporta lost the elections in 2015, but he’s back at the club now!

Unlike Real Madrid, the Catalans do need a new player in midfield, especially an attack-oriented one. However, Paul’s salary and injury record make him a risky signing for Barcelona. Besides, he may not feel at home in Xavi’s high-intensity, pressing team.