Multiple reports in Italy say that Juventus director Cristiano Giuntoli will soon meet with Paul Pogba’s agent, Rafaela Pimenta, to renegotiate the Frenchman’s contract in Turin.
The Frenchman’s fitness problems continue after the former Manchester United star picked up a minor muscle injury during Juventus’ 2-0 win over Empoli on Sunday.
His €8m-a-year contract expires in June 2025, but according to Tuttosport and Calciomercato.com, club director Giuntoli wants to renegotiate the terms of the deal.
Therefore, he has already scheduled a meeting with Pogba’s agent, Rafaela Pimenta, in September. According to Calciomercato.com, the two sides will meet this week.
The Italian newspaper claim that Juventus will ask Pogba to take a pay cut, but are likely to offer him a longer deal. The alternative is to reduce the fixed part of his wages and reach €8 million per season through performance-related bonuses.
Pogba has made just seven appearances since his return to Turin a year ago, starting just one game.
His latest injury is a mild strain of the semimembranosus muscle of his right thigh. His condition will be monitored daily ahead of next week’s Serie A match against Lazio in Turin.