Manchester United have been handed a boost in their attempts of keeping their record signing Paul Pogba, according to new reports. The midfielder has been linked with some of Europe’s leading clubs and is free to negotiate pre-contracts with foreign clubs in just six months.
The 28-year-old has just one year remaining on his current contract at the club, which has sparked suggestions that he could once again run his contract down and leave on a free transfer.
Pogba left Manchester United in 2012 after a lengthy contract dispute but was brought back to the club for a then world-record fee of £94.5m in 2016.
But according to The Athletic, France international is now ‘amenable’ to signing a new deal at the club. Pogba has openly discussed his desire for new challenges in the past, but could now be ready to commit to a long-term future at Old Trafford.
Pogba is a popular figure in the dressing room, but doubts over his future have frustrated figures at the club, Andy Mitten wrote for the publication.
Manchester United will be aware of Pogba’s calamitous exit nine years ago and will be desperate to not have a repeat of the debacle next year.