Manchester United’s next transfer move is a foregone conclusion following Paul Pogba’s contract snub.
Manchester United’s Paul Pogba is said to have turned down a new £50 million contract.
Manchester United’s Paul Pogba is said to have rejected a new contract, and the club may be obliged to sell him this window due to his contract expiring at the end of next season. United paid £89 million for the Frenchman in 2016 and will be keen to avoid losing him for nothing next season.
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It’s possible that the Red Devils will lose Pogba for free for the second time, having allowing him to leave the club in 2012.
To avoid this from happening again, it appears like United will be willing to sell him this summer, with a rumoured asking price of £60 million.
PSG are rumored to be the frontrunners to recruit him.
It’s difficult to dismiss Pogba’s undeniable talent, but would losing him for £60 million this summer be the worst thing that could happen?
To begin with, his consistency has always been questioned.
Since re-signing for United in 2016, he has only had one Premier League season with 20 or more goal involvements, which was in 2018-19, when he scored 13 goals and added nine assists.
You’d expect a lot more from a player who shattered the world transfer record when he signed, but the midfielder only scored three goals and assisted five times in 26 appearances last season.
Then there’s the question of whether he can play alongside Bruno Fernandes.
Last season, Fernandes was United’s standout player and one of the top players in the league.
The Portuguese scored 18 goals and added 11 assists, which is exactly what Pogba is expected to provide.
Gary Neville, a former United defender, has previously stated that he prefers one holding midfielder behind Pogba and Fernandes, although his Sky Sports teammate Jamie Carragher disagrees.
“I honestly applaud (Ole Gunnar) Solskjaer for benching Pogba,” Carragher remarked earlier this season on “Monday Night Football.”
“As I remarked after the Crystal Palace game a few weeks ago, Fernandes and Pogba are not and will never be a midfield that can play together.”
Eduardo Camavinga, a wonderkid from Rennes, has been linked with a move to United, and the Frenchman would be a lot better fit in Solskjaer’s team.
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