Duo were France team-mates and the full-back believes that if the Manchester United man decides to move this year then it will not be to Real Madrid.
Paul Pogba is more probable to be a part of Juventus instead than Real Madrid if he decides to depart Manchester United at the end of this season. That is the view of Bacary Sagna, the former Arsenal and Manchester City defender who was a team-mate of Pogba with the French national team between 2013 and 2016.
Speculation about the Manchester United midfielder has been rife for months, with his agent Mino Raiola admitting last year that he desired to quit Old Trafford.
“Everyone inside the club [United] from the manager to the owner is aware of Paul’s wishes,” Raiola said. “Everyone is aware of the willingness of Paul to move on. Everyone is aware of what the feelings of Paul are.”
Pogba remained at Old Trafford in January, however, however has made just eight appearances this season and has not featured since Boxing Day due to an ankle injury.
It is extensively expected he will once more push for an exit at the end of the current campaign and Real Madrid remain favourites for his signature, mainly due to the fact of his relationship with coach Zinedine Zidane.
But speaking exclusively to Goal , Sagna says that if his countryman does leave the Premier League, his destination ought to be Italy, alternatively than Spain.
“I see more Paul returning to Juventus due to the fact Cristiano [Ronaldo] is there and because Juventus is the club that made him shine,” said Sagna.
“He loves the club, he already knows it.”
Pogba spent 4 seasons with Juventus, having moved to Turin on a free transfer from Manchester United in 2012.
He won 4 successive Serie A titles as well as two Coppe Italia before returning to Old Trafford in 2016 for a world record £93.2 million (€110m) transfer fee, which has since been surpassed.
Pogba has won the League Cup and the Europa League, however United have been unable to mount a serious challenge for the Premier League title.
Juventus in the meantime have continued to dominate Italian soccer and Sagna believes Pogba ought to achieve far more over the subsequent few years if he ignores Madrid’s advances in favour of a return to his former club.
The 37-year-old said: “It will be difficult for him to go to Madrid now due to the fact Madrid are not doing so well and there would be huge expectation on him and the Madrid team is getting old.
“Juve have bought some players like Ramsey and Cristiano. OK Cristiano is not younger anymore, however he plays like a young boy and they nonetheless have a young team.
“If you think about the next two or three years, I think Juve has bigger potential than Madrid.”