Manchester United could be set to lose star midfielder Paul Pogba this summer, with the 28-year-old looking ‘increasingly unlikely’ to sign a new contract.
According to Sky Sports, talks between the France international’s representatives and United failed to find a resolution after reports claimed a concrete offer had been rejected by Pogba.
The World Cup winner has attracted the attention of Paris Saint-Germain in recent weeks, and the Red Devils must now make a decision on whether to sell him this summer or allow him to see out his contract.
Pogba’s current deal expires in 12 months’ time, meaning he can sign a pre-contract agreement with a foreign club in January. It’s thought he wants to assess all his options before deciding on what is likely to be the last big contract of his career.
Despite PSG’s reported interest in Pogba, the Ligue 1 giants have made no official bid as of yet, and there’s been no direct contact between the two clubs.
Nevertheless, large sections of United supporters will be left feeling worried at these latest revelations given the importance of the £290,000-per-week dynamo to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
Although Pogba has been on the receiving end of much criticism since his arrival on English shores, he’s undoubtedly one of the Old Trafford outfit’s most talented players.
The 20-time English champions have made great strides under Solskjaer in recent years, achieving consecutive top-four finishes for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement, and Pogba has been central to their success.
Therefore, Pogba’s potential departure would be a significant setback in the progress made by the Red Devils under their Norwegian tactician.
While several big names have been linked with replacing him in the red half of Manchester in recent days, such as Saul Niguez, Leon Goretzka and Eduardo Camavinga, Pogba’s exit would be a bitter blow and leave United reeling ahead of the upcoming campaign.