Paul Pogba Next Club : The player’s agent, Raiola added fresh fuel to a fire simmering since the last couple of years.
The fact that Manchester United and Paul Pogba have failed to make things work between them is no secret. Ever since his 89 million pound switch to Manchester United from Juventus, the French midfielder has failed to live upto his high stature and lofty expectations to emerge as a behemoth disappointment for the club.
What’s been more exasperating is the player’s complete refusal to work on bettering himself. Pogba has rather been more interested in indulging in shenanigans away from the pitch by constantly stoking claims of him wanting to leave the club.
Pogba’s Time At Manchester United Is Up
If Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola is to be believed, Paul Pogba is nearing the end of his stay at the Premier League club. Speaking to Tuttosport on Monday, Raiola said, “Its over for Pogba at Manchester United.”
Having been left in the cold at the club this season, Pogba had previously spoken about his aspirations of sealing a transfer to Real Madrid. With his form persistently nosediving and given Raiola’s recent comments, potential suitors across the global stage are bound to have been alerted about a possible transfer.
Given the bruhaha around his future, he take a look at the potential destinations for Pogba in the impending future with the player’s contract at Manchester United running out in the summer of 2021. Facets like the COVID climate, Pogba’s botched performances, price tag and staggering 3,00,000 per week wages at Manchester United have been kept into consideration when evaluating the player’s options.
Hardly a surprising destination owing to Pogba’s repeated claims of playing for the Spanish club, Real Madrid is the first name on our pile of likely destinations for the midfielder.
However, while he would love a move to the side, things are far more complicated back in Spain. The club is in a turmoil both financially and on the pitch with the club regressing in form and breaking the bank on Pogba would not be on the top of Real Madrid’s cards at the moment.
Any likely scenario involving Pogba’s transfer to the club would only be likely if players are offered along with money by Real Madrid with the club looking to offload a bevy of nonperforming names.
Another club which has been linked to Pogba ever since 2018 are his old employers. The Italian outfit was where he made a name for himself and Raiola has constantly tried to play up links of his player reuniting with the Serie A giant by saying Juventus supporters should dream about a return one day.
Given the situation for the Italian side with Ronaldo eating into a large chunk of their wage bill, a move looks unlikely in the near future but its one the player and his agent will push hard.
Although there have been no current links between the two parties, if there’s one side capable of opening the purses and paying Manchester United the amount they desire, its PSG. Also, a move to PSG would place Pogba in familiar territory with him back in his own country, land where he’s managed to perform for his country’s side.
Players like Mbappe and the likes hailing from France can emerge as the driving force behind Pogba’s move to the Ligue 1 outfit, a move which does look on the cards if both the parties desire so.
One thing which is clear though is that Manchester United will need to massively lower the gargantuan 150 million amount they have slapped on Pogba’s head. The situation is adverse to paying such a large transfer fees and Pogba’s sorry form doesn’t augur well to side’s going out hammer and tongs for his transfer.
French manager Deschamps has also advocated a move for his side’s player, saying that a lack of playing time was hampering Pogba’s form.
“He’s not in his best form, of course. I knew that before the game,” Deschamps told the media on Friday.
“This match was meant to give him some rhythm. He knew that he would only play for an hour.
“Like all players who have a club situation that is not positive, they are also impacted mentally. I know him well enough and it can happen at some points,” the French coach had said when speaking about the player’s ongoing impasse.