Paul Pogba is out of contract at Manchester United in six months and could be on his way out of Old Trafford if he doesn’t put pen to paper on an extension. Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and Juventus were named as suitors by agent Mino Raiola to Sport1 (h/t The Sun).
The 28-year-old was in a deadlock with Red Devils over the terms of a new deal back in 2019, but United opted against a long-term extension beyond 2021 and settled for just a 12-month one instead. Now he’s soon to be out of contract and the £89m spent by United plus £290k-per-week/£15m-a-year wages could be going down the drain.
Pogba is open to stay in Manchester beyond 2022 and has an offer on the table, but he’s not happy with the terms. The French international can hold talk with other clubs and sign a pre-contract deal when the winter transfer window opens.
Raiola has offered his client out to some big European clubs while manager Ralf Rangnick recognises the need to keep Pogba beyond next summer, so which side will be successful? Pogba has made seven assists from 13 games in all competitions this season, so he’s been an important player when fit.
Pogba has also allowed his contract to run down while being characterised by Raiola as a player who’s unhappy, so an exit isn’t too farfetched. There’s plenty of interest and the grass may look greener given United’s four-year barren trophy run.
The 28-year-old re-joined United from Juventus in 2016 and has gone on to make 219 appearances across the board, scoring 38 goals with 49 assists. He’s won two League Cups and the Europa League and may feel he needs a new challenge – the Red Devils are currently six places and 19 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City after 17 games.