Manchester United will sell midfield star if they cannot get him to sign a new deal before the Euros - Reports

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Modified 04 May 2021

Manchester United will reportedly sell Paul Pogba this summer if he fails to agree a new deal with the club.

Paul Pogba’s future has been the subject of speculation as his contract expires in 2022. Manchester United will not want to lose him for free in January or in the summer of 2022.

The Red Devils paid a club-record £89 million to sign Pogba in 2016, and will want to recoup some of that transfer fee they splashed for his services.

The issue is Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola is looking to get his client a bumper new contract that could see him earn around £500,000 a week.

Even for a club the size of Manchester United, it is an astronomical wage demand, and the club would have to offload one of its high-earning players to accommodate such wages.

According to The Sun, Manchester United might offload David De Gea to ensure they can draw up a lucrative new contract for Pogba.

Manchester United want to tie down Paul Pogba to a new deal before the Euros

Manchester United don’t want to delay negotiations with Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola and want to see progress before the Euros.

Contract negotiations during the Euros could get tricky, so Manchester United want to ensure they either tie Pogba down to a new deal, or offload him well before deadline day if he does not agree a new deal.

Paul Pogba has put in some stellar displays at Manchester United, but his consistency has been a problem for the Red Devils.

At 28, he is at the peak of his powers, but is yet to perform consistently to earn United their 21st Premier League title, or fourth European crown. On his day, however, is he arguably the best midfielder in the world.

Paul Pogba’s best goalscoring campaign was under former manager Jose Mourinho, and he hasn’t been able to replicate that under Solskjaer yet.

The Frenchman scored 13 goals and provided nine assists in a slightly more attacking role under Mourinho during the 2018-19 season. Pogba's attacking potential has been subdued owing to Solskjaer playing him ahead of the defense, rather than ahead in attack.

Published 03 May 2021
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