Manchester United triggers clause in their star player’s contract in order to keep him tied to the club till at least 2022.
According to Goal, Manchester United has decided to trigger an extension clause in Paul Pogba’s contract which will keep him at Old Trafford for the foreseeable future. The French superstar has been heavily linked with Real Madrid for the past few months and everyone thought that the midfielder would be off to join Zinedine Zidane next year after his contract with the Red Devils comes to an end. However, it now seems like Pogba must keep his Madrid dreams out of his mind for at least two more years as the Manchester side decided to extend his contract through an extension clause, a week before talks between the player and Real Madrid could materialize.
Pogba moved to the English Premier League in 2016 after a brilliant season in Juventus. The 27-year-old broke the then world record with his massive 89 million pounds transfer, however, he failed to live up to the expectations of the United fans. The World Cup winner has been inconsistent throughout his time with the Red Devils and injuries prevented him from showing his true potential to United fans. His on-field work-rate also left many fans questioning as to whether Pogba was really committed to the club or not.
Now with constant rumors about a potential transfer to Real Madrid, it seemed very like that his time was up in the theater of dreams. Last week while on international duty he said,
Many things have been said. Of course, every footballer would love to play for Real Madrid and would dream about that. It’s a dream of mine, so why not one day? But I’m at Manchester United and I love my club. I play for Manchester United I want to perform well for them and do everything to get them back to where they deserve to be.”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had a say on the whole transfer fiasco. He assured the public that Paul is still a part of Manchester United and will be a member of their club till 2022. He also assured fans that the World Cup Winner is still dedicated to winning trophies with the club and is focused on performing his best on the pitch. Fans will be happy to hear this as the trio of Pogba, Bruno Fernandes and Donny van de Beek legitimately has the potential to become one of the best in the world.
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