In the midst of the PSG transfer rumours, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer offers a hopeful Paul Pogba update.
Manchester United fans have been given a positive update on Pogba’s future by Solskjaer.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given fans some encouraging news about Paul Pogba’s future. The Frenchman has been heavily linked with a transfer away from United this summer, with Paris Saint-Germain reportedly considering a bid.
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Pogba was reported to have refused a new deal for £350,000 per week earlier this week, leading to speculation that he will leave in the summer.
United are expected to trade the 28-year-old if his £50 million valuation is satisfied as he approaches the end of his current contract.
The Red Devils will be desperate to keep him from leaving for a second time on a free transfer, but that prospect is becoming more likely by the week.
PSG, on the other hand, is apparently interested in signing him this summer, albeit no formal contact has been made.
Solskjaer was asked about Pogba’s future after United’s 4-2 pre-season friendly loss to Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.
The Norwegian boss responded with an intriguing statement that may be viewed as beneficial for fans.
“Talks between Paul’s agents and the club’s representatives are ongoing,” he stated.
“All I’ve ever heard from Paul is that he’s excited for the new season to begin.
“Paul is always the subject of speculation. I don’t have all the details on the conversations between the club and Paul’s representation.
“There are always clubs interested in him,” says the narrator. We’ve seen Paul at his finest, and he understands how we feel.
“It’s been a pleasure working with him, and I hope we can continue to collaborate. It’s all supposition once more. Let’s wait and see what happens.”
As talks over Pogba’s new contract continue, Solskjaer will be desperate to keep him at the club.
If the France international asks for more than £350,000 per week, the pressure on him to repay his £89 million price tag would only increase.
It would also raise questions about Solskjaer’s star player, Bruno Fernandes, and how much he will earn in the coming months as contract negotiations continue.
The Portuguese ace is set to extend his contract at Old Trafford, but he will definitely, and rightfully, demand a remuneration that is comparable to, if not more than, that of Pogba.
Pogba may have been on if Solskjaer had kept his poker face in the post-match press conference. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”