Man United may already have a long-term replacement for Paul Pogba by next summer.
Manchester United could lose Paul Pogba on a free transfer, but a replacement could already be on the way at Old Trafford.
Manchester United fans gave Paul Pogba a warm welcome as he warmed up in front of the Stratford End on Saturday at Old Trafford. After all, there had been some concerns during the summer transfer window that he would leave without a suitable send-off.
Paris Saint-Germain has been surrounding the Frenchman, whose current contract has 11 months left on it.
Pogba will be entitled to speak to foreign clubs about joining them on a free transfer from January 1, so this would have been a source of anxiety for the club.
Man United would be devastated if they were to lose a player of Pogba’s clout and value without paying a cost. They would not only have to replace him, but they would also lose his clear value.
Pogba’s worth is decreasing at an alarming rate as the summer transfer window draws to a close.
With only three weeks until the transfer deadline on August 31, the £50 million asking price that was recently mentioned if they choose to cash in would now appear more like £40 million.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the club’s administration have yet to decide whether to pay in rather than risk losing their star midfielder for free next summer.
Solskjaer has stated publicly that he believes he can strike a deal with Pogba and his agent Mino Raiola, implying that a sale is unlikely to happen anytime soon.
They may be obliged to take a chance, but luckily for the Norwegians, there is an odd candidate who may fill Pogba’s shoes if he leaves in 2022.
Tahith Chong, a winger, was loaned out to Birmingham City for a season in July.
After first joining Werder Bremen, the 21-year-old had a disappointing season in 2020-21, with his loan term being cut short in January after 15 games and one goal.
When he was signed by Club Brugge for the second half of the season, things did not go any better, as he failed to score in the Jupiler Pro League despite his club’s dominance.
Chong has spent the majority of his brief professional career as a winger. “Brinkwire Summary News”.