Courted by PSG last summer, the French midfielder now seems closer to an extension than a departure.
Many great players animated the last summer transfer window. Among them, of course, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo who respectively joined Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United, but also those who ultimately did not move like Kylian Mbappé and Harry Kane. In addition to these players, there was also the case of Paul Pogba which made a lot of talk. The Frenchman was notably courted by Paris Saint-Germain but stayed in the north of England.
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And yet, like Kylian Mbappé, Paul Pogba is at the end of his contract in June 2021. And like his teammate in the France team, he had so far turned a deaf ear concerning a contract extension with the Red Devils . But in a few weeks, everything indicates that the cards have been reshuffled, in favor of Manchester United. The signing of Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho, the renewed ambition of the Red Devils, played for sure.
In recent days, English media have indicated that Manchester United leaders are confident in the prospect of successfully extending the French midfielder. And this trend which has gained weight in recent weeks, almost at the end of the summer transfer window, is confirmed. According to information from L’Equipe, the former Juventus player wants to make a long-term commitment with the Red Devils by signing a new fairly long lease.
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The 28-year-old would no longer hide his intentions from his entourage, he who had pushed to return to Manchester United after a first visit to the taste of unfinished in the north of England. Also according to the French media, negotiations between Manchester United and Paul Pogba have already started and are even quite advanced according to certain sources in the newspaper L’Equipe.
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The French international was first convinced by the transfer market achieved by Manchester United which has grown considerably. Besides this reason, the financial aspect is obviously important, especially since the Red Devils would be willing to make the French midfielder the, or at least one of, the highest paid player in the history of the Premier. League. What’s more, with the Covid-19 crisis, few clubs can meet Paul Pogba’s salary demands and hardly any will offer him a huge contract.
The various clubs that can afford Paul Pogba do not prioritize the recruitment of the 28-year-old midfielder. Certainly, it is a situation that can change between now and January 1, when Paul Pogba will be able to negotiate with other clubs, but Manchester United is indeed back in the race and even has all the cards in hand. to keep La Pioche for a few seasons.