A report from French outlet Le10Sport claims Paul Pogba would not be opposed to joining Paris Saint-Germain this summer.
The uncertain future of Pogba has been an issue for some time but there is one wider effect to this COVID-19 pandemic that could see big transfers brought to a halt, as explained in a recent Independent report by Chief Football Writer, Miguel Delaney:
“No one is likely to have the budget United themselves could demand for Paul Pogba. That is one reason the French midfielder is set to stay, and there is a feeling it could affect [Jack] Grealish’s future.
“That is one other wider football effect to this crisis: it could drastically change the trajectory of players’ careers. It won’t be so easy to move. More power has swung back to the clubs. Pogba could well spend his prime at United, in a way he might not have wanted.”
However, the French report in question completely ignores that and is bold enough to suggest that there will be competition for Pogba’s signature this summer.
Apparently Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane recently spoke with Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, about a potential deal to make it clear they haven’t given up on their target.
The report goes on to add Juventus and PSG are not out of the equation either.
Being realistic and reading about how even big clubs will struggle to spend excessively this summer, I would be shocked if an offer came in for Pogba that United deemed acceptable, and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may even push for his star man to stay another year at Old Trafford to become a midfield force alongside Bruno Fernandes.
Pogba and Fernandes have only started training together in the past week but whether fans want the World Cup-winner to stay or not, they will be excited to see whether this midfield duo can work together for the greater good of the team.
These are uncertain times with a hint of excitement.