Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Agent Pogba Plays a Role in Juventus Transfer

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Agent Pogba Plays a Role in Juventus Transfer

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BLAISE Matuidi has revealed he spoke with both Paul Pogba and Patrice Evra before completing his £18m move to Juventus.

The France international spent seven seasons at PSG, winning 16 trophies in the process, and had previously been earmarked by Jose Mourinho as a contingency signing if Pogba did not arrive last summer.

Matuidi ended up spending another season at the Parc des Princes before last season's Champion League finalists came calling earlier this summer.

And, with Evra and Pogba having previously played for Juventus, a difficult decision was made a little easier for the 30-year-old.

"Of course I talked with Paul and Patrice, I did it last year too," he said.

"I knew what I would have found here, I was lucky enough to have my family living here in Turin so I already knew the city. …

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