Manchester United set Paul Pogba’s asking price amid PSG interest.
English giants, Manchester United are all set to offload Paul Pogba from their roster amid interest from various clubs including Real Madrid and Juventus. PSG are the latest team to join the transfer race as their new manager Mauricio Pochettino sets his eyes on signing the World Cup winner.
The Red Devils have reportedly slapped a 101 million dollars (75 million pounds) price tag on Pogba, with the Frenchman struggling for form at Old Trafford ever since he signed back from Juventus in 2016. And now with only a year left on his contract, United are preparing to cash in on their star man before it’s too late.
The 27-year old’s inconsistency and severe lack of goal contributions in the team coupled with his future with the club constantly in question in the media, as well as him being linked to a different club every week, has frustrated manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on more than a few occasions.
Everyone knows Pogba is world class. He’s capable of those Hollywood passes and wondergoals from outside the box. On his day, he’s a match winner. But his day doesn’t come often enough. The Frenchman has shown glimpses of what he’s capable of, but struggled to produce any real consistency in his performances for the club. And now with the signing of Bruno Fernandes, he isn’t even first choice anymore.
Pogba’s superstar agent, Mino Raiola had caused up quite a stir in the media in December already, talking to outlet Tuttosport (via Daily Mail), he added further fuel to the fire, saying:
“I can say that it’s over for Paul Pogba at Manchester United.
Paul is unhappy with Man United as he is no longer able to express himself in the way that he would like and as he is expected to. Paul needs a new team, a change of air.”
Strong words from the Italian.
Pogba later took to Instagram to rubbish these speculations about him, saying the future was far and that he was committed to Manchester United and their cause.
Now with PSG in the fray along with Madrid and Juve, a move away from Old Trafford seems imminent for the French star, but it looks like both parties may walk away happy. With Pochettino’s heightened interest in the playmaker and United looking to get some sort of value out of their prized asset, it’s a win-win for everyone.
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