Manchester United and Paul Pogba have had a rollercoaster relationship over his career and now with his contract ending in a matter of weeks it seems that there are no chances of the Frenchman extending his stay, especially with new reports emerging about his future away from the club.
According to Manchester Evening News journalist Samuel Luckhurst, Paul Pogba has been made an offer by Paris Saint-Germain to secure his future back in France.
The report suggests that the terms of the contract are lower than the final offer that Manchester United put on the table for Pogba in their desperate attempts to keep him at Old Trafford.
Despite this offer from PSG, the 29-year-old allegedly would prefer a move to Juventus according to Luckhurst.
One passage of the report reads: “Dressing room sources at United say Pogba is effectively ‘gone’ as he approaches the final two months of his contract and the club has been planning for his expected departure for most of the season. United intend to sign at least one midfielder in the summer.”
It’s fair to say that the reception from Man United supporters has been mixed in his second chance at the club over the last six years, with the player and his agent, Mina Raiola, having a very public and at times fractured relationship with the club, and after his latest rejection to extend his stay supporters will surely be buzzing about his departure.
The midfielder has won the EFL Cup twice and Europa League at the club, scoring 39 goals and contributing 51 assists in 230 appearances for the Red Devils, with a goal involvement every 2.5 games played which is an output that will surely be missed at Old Trafford.
Despite a consistent attacking output over the years, it seems that now could be a good time for the World Cup winner to move on so that Manchester United can concentrate on finding their next star to play for the new manager who will be appointed this summer, and the club will ultimately save a staggering £15m a year on Pogba’s current wages.
Not only that, but it will rid the club of one of the club’s sizeable egos, something that can only be a good thing for the club moving forward.
Currently the powers at the club are focused on finding the right manager to come in and change the direction Man United have been heading in for some time and moving forward letting go of long-term players like Pogba could be a real blessing in disguise as they attempt to start a new era, with a new manager and new vision to get back to winning trophies.