Juventus star Paul Pogba could have been a Barcelona player by now if it wasn't for the Spanish club's transfer ban, according to super agent Mino Raiola.
The 22-year-old was reportedly the subject of an €85 million bid in the latest transfer window; instead, the France midfielder committed himself to another season in Italy after the Old Lady rejected the offer.
Raiola admitted Barcelona might have bought his client if not for a year-long transfer embargo, adding that a deal could still happen in the future.
"We know that Paul Pogba was Joan Laporta's first goal," Raiola told RMC.
"But whether it might be Laporta or someone else, it remains a possibility.
"The current Barca directors already checked things out with Juve, but they weren't able to take him because they're blocked from signing players until January."
The Frenchman's agent also confirmed there are other clubs willing to spend €100 million on his client, but stated it will be up to the player to make the final decision.
"We'll see what Barca's project is and what Paul's project is," Raiola added.
"All the doors are open with every club. But for the moment the kid decided last summer to stay at least one more year at Juventus. And we should always respect the wish of a player when it's taken with his heart."
Juventus haven't had a good start to the campaign – they find themselves down in 12th place in the league standings.
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