Manchester United are reportedly willing to let midfielder Paul Pogba leave the club this summer in order to boost the club’s transfer funds.
According to the Daily Star, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has only been given a £100m budget this summer, and is prepared to sell his World Cup winner in order to sign other targets.
The report states that this clears Pogba’s former club Juventus to make a move to bring the Frenchman back to Turin, for around £140m.
Pogba has been heard in recent weeks talking up his exit, suggesting he is ready for a ‘new challenge’.
Many United fans would not be surprised to see Pogba leave Old Trafford this summer, but not under the circumstances of a move being a must to secure more transfer funds.
If these reports are to be believed that Solskjaer only has £100m to spend this summer, then the Norwegian is already working with his hands tied behind his back. Solskjaer needs to be given funds in order to rebuild United’s squad which is currently in disarray. His budget of £100m as quoted in the report is simply nowhere near enough to make the signings that need to be made.
It looks like Pogba may have to be sacrificed this summer if the board are for whatever reason not backing Solskjaer this summer. However, the midfielder is clearly unhappy at Old Trafford and it is better to let a player leave who no longer wants to play for the club.