Paul Pogba could be on his way out of Manchester United.
That much we’ve been saying for almost 2-years, although more recent reports have hinted that he could stay at Old Trafford, amid the COVID-19 financial crisis and willingness to link up with new star Bruno Fernandes in United’s midfield.
According to the Daily Star (h/t Express), United have set a price of £70m for Pogba in the upcoming transfer window.
He’s had a tough season with injuries and it remains to be seen if he will ever play for the club again.
It is alleged that Ed Woodward is open to losing the player he signed for a club-record fee just four years ago. The fee being touted means United will be making a loss with the belief that the coronavirus pandemic will stop the club from recouping their investment.
Annoying but you’d think Borussia Dortmund will now do the same with Sancho? If they refuse, why would we go on to accept a loss for Pogba?
The Frenchman’s first season back in England went well. Playing under José Mourinho he scored nine goals and six assists as he led the side to a cup double.
Pogba has failed to perform consistently throughout his time back at United, with his off-field antics gaining more attention and acting as a distraction to what he does on the pitch. One of the first things he should do is get rid of Mino Raiola as his agent because the Italian has created more issues than doing any good for his client.
Moreover, I can’t see United being open to making a loss before negotiations even start — so this sounds like premature reporting, but time will tell if there’s any truth in it.
The latest as far as interest is considered, Inter Milan are said to have joined the race to sign Pogba, as per the Mail. The newspapers are convinced that race already consists of Juventus and Real Madrid, though Pogba may like the idea of playing under Antonio Conte again, whom he was successful playing under in Turin.