Paul Pogba’s contract with Manchester United runs out in 2022 and the Frenchman is yet to sign fresh terms with the Red Devils.
Manchester United are in a bundle of nerves over Paul Pobga’s expiring contract. The Red Devils fear losing their most expensive signing on a free transfer next summer as there no offers yet on the table for the 28-year-old, according to ESPN. Pogba was signed in 2016 under Jose Mourinho for a club-record transfer fee worth 105 million euros making him the most expensive transfer at Old Trafford.
The French international has been on the radar of several household European clubs including Barcelona, Real Madrid and his former team, Juventus and his agent Mino Raiola, had also gone on record in the past stating that Pogba will not be renewing terms with the Red Devils. With his contract expiring in 2022 and the likelihood of a potential renewal looking quite uncertain, Manchester United want to sell the midfielder this summer instead and recoup a significant amount from the investment they made in 2016.
However, the three mentioned clubs who have shown interest in Pogba in the past, are unlikely to make an offer this summer. Barcelona are currently attempting to restructure their finances while focusing mainly for free agents or affordable transfer targets. The same can be said about Juventus who are struggling financially as they can no longer sustain their inflated wage bills.
Real Madrid, who have been linked with Paul Pogba for the past two seasons, are also unlikely to make an attempt this transfer window. The Merengues find themselves in the same boat as Barca and Juve, however, their main motive for the summer is to raise funds to sign Kylian Mbappe. Pogba is no longer a priority at the Santiago Bernabeu following Zinedine Zidane’s resignation, who had been wanting the French midfielder for quite some time.
With that being said, it seems likely that the 28-year-old will have to play out his final season at the Old Trafford. Manchester United have no other option but to let Pogba leave next season as a free agent unless the Red Devils come up with an improved contract that could see the Frenchman ink fresh terms. Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus are interested in signing Pogba next season as a free agent and only time will tell what’s in store for the midfielder.