Premier League superstar agrees 5-year deal with Real Madrid, Chelsea launch shock £101 million bid for Barcelona superstar and more: Transfer Roundup, 22 January 2019
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Paul Pogba is ready to consider a long-term future at Manchester United
Just about a month and a half ago, the charismatic World Cup winner who has proven to be quite a divisive figure in the world of football, looked certain to swap Old Trafford for greener pastures as his miserable spell under the tutelage of Jose Mourinho looked set to continue.
Subsequently, Manchester United sacked Jose Mourinho and in came club legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the caretaker manager. Under Solskjaer, there has been a significant upliftment in the mood around Old Trafford and the team has looked more positive and threatening over the last month.
As a result, now Paul Pogba is ready to consider a long-term future at Manchester United. As per The Sun, the midfielder who had earlier tried to force a move to Barcelona is now willing to sit down and sign a contract if the club is ready to offer him more than £290,000 a week.
He would want to be offered a package somewhere close to Alexis Sanchez whose rumoured wage rate stands close to £500,000 a week. As per the report, an Old Trafford source claims,
“Pogba's agent is ready to end the problems he has had with the club over the last few months.
“He wasn't over much towards the end of last year. There was a big breakdown of relationships while Mourinho was in charge.
“Raiola wants to talk about his clients ongoing future when all the January business is concluded, which won't be too much.
“There were talks over whether he would go, but there is no chance of that. He looks like he's the happiest he has been in a long time.”