In the past few weeks, a mediator had met a Saudi envoy representing Rafaela Pimenta, a French agent
Whether it was a courtesy call or genuine intent to accept an offer, time will tell. Paul Pogba was in Saudi Arabia last weekend, according to local sources he would have visited the structures of Al-Ittihad: the club that has entrusted the technical direction to Nuno Espirito Santo and that has already registered Karim Benzema and N’Golo Kanté. They would also try to continue his physical preparation with the Juventus midfielder, who is expected in Turin in the next few hours, with the idea of making himself available to Max Allegri as soon as possible.
In Arabia, they are buying into Europe with the clear aim of making the Saudi League one of the most prestigious leagues in the world within a few years. Already in the past few weeks, an intermediary had met with a Saudi emissary representing Rafaela Pimenta (Pogba’s agent) and was tasked with checking the player’s availability and finding out about his physical condition.
The Frenchman resumed training a week ago and will follow an individual program at least until the departure for the America tour with Juve. It seems focused on the present, but the recent reconnaissance expedition – documented – could offer a glimpse into the future. To understand how close it could be. Paul jokes in a video that immediately took to social media: “Not today, who knows tomorrow…” he replies to those who ask him if he will play in Arabia. The interlocutor insists: “But after Ittihad or after Al-Ahly?” “I don’t know,” Pogba laughs again.
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