Brazilian star Emerson has urged Arsenal target Paul Pogba to not join Real Madrid
Emerson has a better understanding than most of the potential pitfalls that could arise from a big money move to the Bernabeu.
He himself left Juventus to join Real Madrid in 2006, only to return to Serie A a year later.
And Emerson has warned the youngster of the weighty expectations that are attached to a big money move.
As quoted on the Daily Express website, he said: “Pogba should not make the same mistake that I made.
“You have to start all over again when you join a new team. Pogba has a special status at Juventus and has a phenomenon like Andrea Pirlo at his side. I would think twice before making the decision to leave Juventus for Madrid.
“It is not all gold that glitters at Real Madrid. Their fans are very demanding. They always expect a new player to make the difference, even more so if a transfer fee of about €100 million has been paid.
“Cristiano Ronaldo will always have the backing of the fans after everything he has achieved, but it can be hard for new players who don’t impress right away.
“Madrid are one of the best clubs in the world, but Juventus are back to their old level, too. They are dominant in Serie A and have now set their sights on European success.”