According to The Express, Paul Pogba has told Manchester United that he wishes to be allowed to leave the club in January, with Juventus his preferred destination.
Pogba has left United in favour of the Turin club already once before, when he departed Old Trafford as a teenager in 2012 to make his way to the Serie A giants. In the summer of 2016, though, the Red Devils brought the Frenchman back to the club for a then-world record fee of £89 million.
The Word Cup winner’s second spell with the Premier League outfit has been mixed, with the 25-year-old failing to maintain his best form consistently enough. Despite flashes of quality, Pogba looks to have struggled under the management of Jose Mourinho.
United now appear to have an opportunity to cash in on Pogba in January and potentially recoup their investment in the powerful midfielder, and perhaps even turn a profit. Those funds could then be reinvested into the squad in an attempt to get United back to competing for the top prizes in the game. This would be a course of action that the club would be wise to pursue, but it will still likely be Mourinho’s toughest decision of his entire reign with the club to give essentially give up on a record buy he brought to Old Trafford.
What do you think, United fans? Would you be happy to see your club sell Pogba on in January?