There are a lot of Paul Pogba-related things floating around these days. Some of it is true, some of it is utter crap that, like it or not, some people choose to believe as fact. The vast, vast, vast majority of that has to do with Pogba's future at Juventus even though some of us — Hi, my name is Danny Penza — think that there's not much to worry about even as rumors continue to circulate every freakin' day possible.
Consider another piece of Juventus' young yet incredibly important young core, Paulo Dybala, a guy who knows a thing or two about his good buddy Pogba, amongst those who is under the impression that French midfield dynamo will be a Juve player come the start of the 2016-17 season.
"I know him and he is relaxed. When people criticised him at Juve he showed his skills. Pressure doesn't get to him. We all have to wait for the right game to show our skills, and when someone like him doesn't do well it's a bit of a surprise.
"Pogba will remain here. I spoke with him and I believe he will stay. We didn't talk about football but I believe that will be the case."
(Source: Gazzetta World)
Paulo Dybala, already a favorite of many, is now a favorite of everybody because he has the ability to predict the future.
(Side note: I would have loved to be a fly on the wall of that conversation between Pogba and Dybala. If they didn't talk football, did they talk trash about who is better at FIFA16? Who is the better free kick taker? Oh the possibilities...)
We can add Dybala to a list of people who have said Pogba is going to stay. That already includes Juventus director general Beppe Marotta (multiple times over, too), John Elkann as well as a number of Italian media outlets — most notably one of the most reputable ones the country has, Sky Italia — who has reported that Pogba isn't going anywhere.
If it comes to media reporting the same old thing for months — that has yet to be proven to be the truth — or Juventus management and now players saying that Pogba is going to stay, well, I think the decision of who to side with is relatively simple. Others might not, but when Marotta has stated that Pogba is staying put back to last summer. Now you have Dybala chiming in and saying that Pogba, a player who surely he is close to, is going to stay? I know where I'd put my money if I was forced to make a bet about it.