The Frenchman’s former Bianconeri team-mate counseled the midfielder to head for Spain, rather than England, in the summer window of 2016.
Paul Pogba was warned off a return to
Manchester United in the summer of 2016, with Claudio Marchisio revealing that he suggested the Frenchman in opposeition to leaving Juventus for Old Trafford.
A record-breaking £89 million ($103m) transfer package deal was once pieced together by the Red Devils as they sought to give Jose Mourinho the equipment he required to be successful at the Theatre of Dreams.
The addition of Pogba was once viewed to be a shrewd one for United, with the all-action midfielder having come to be a global superstar in the 4 years since he packed his baggage for Turin.
Finding himself back in familiar surroundings, with a role as club talisman up for grabs, was predicted to take the 27-year-old’s game to even greater heights.
That has no longer been the case, with form and fitness problems having blighted Pogba’s second stint in Manchester.
Marchisio, who once operated in the equal Juventus midfield as the World Cup winner, says he advised a former team-mate that heading back to England was “wrong”, however his words fell on deaf ears.
The ex- Italy international is now hoping that Pogba can be talked into retracting his steps in the opposite direction, with hypothesis suggesting that the Bianconeri are eager on a reunion.
“I would be very happy,” Marchisio told Tuttosport when asked about the switch talk.
“I told him that he was incorrect to go to Manchester and that if he really wanted to change he should select Spain.
“Having stated that, his return would be extraordinarily positive, Paul would be reborn in the surroundings he loves and pampers him the most.
“And he would provide Juventus a lot as they want someone like him in the middle: he is a first-rate professional.”
Juve are stated to be in the market for some other creative midfielder, with Marchisio conceding that there is room for improvement in that department inside Maurizio Sarri’s squad.
A man who took in 389 appearances for the Bianconeri in his playing profession added: “Lately no extremely good midfielders have emerged, it is a matter of cycles.
“Today Juventus have the best elements in attack and defence, however they additionally have an incredible midfield.
“It has been unlucky for them in that area this season, with the injuries and departures.
“Miralem Pjanic carried the unit on his shoulders up till January and was very good. I love [Rodrigo] Bentancur and he is nevertheless developing as a player.”