Manchester United could be forced into selling their record-signing as the player continues to reject renewal negotiations.
Manchester United are in a bundle of nerves over Paul Pogba’s contract situation. The Red Devils’ record-signing has shown no intention in extending his stay with his current deal running out in the summer of 2022. With that being said, United have been forced into cashing in on Pogba this transfer window rather than letting him run down his contract next year.
According to Mirror, a renewal offer worth 50 million pounds was rejected by the player and his entourage as an attempt to force an exit through after being linked with Paris Saint-Germain. Manchester United reportedly offered the 28-year-old a 350,000 pounds-a-week deal, however, the offer was turned down amid interest from the French capital.
The Red Devils have no other option but to cash in on Paul Pogba. PSG have offered 45 million pounds for the player which seems to be a fair deal for either club as his contract expires within a year.
From a tactical standpoint of view, losing out on Pogba would be a huge loss for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. However, despite being United’s most expensive signing, the 28-year-old has failed to live up to the expectations during his five-year stay at Old Trafford and the disparity in his performances with France and at club-level is certainly concerning.
It already seems like the former Juventus midfielder’s heart has set sail for Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United would be better off without a player who is not fully committed to the club.
At Parc des Princes, Mauricio Pochettino has been requesting for a midfield revamp and Pogba’s signing this summer could complete the much-awaited rebuild. Les Parisiens recently acquired the services of Georginio Wijnaldum as a free agent and could now form a midfield trident with Marco Verratti, Pogba and Wijnaldum.
Meanwhile, the Red Devils have signed Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund and are closing in on a permanent transfer for Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane. United are yet to meet Los Blancos’ asking fee, however, the sale of Paul Pogba this summer could be used to sanction Varane’s transfer and any further signings if required.