As transfer rumours surrounding Paul Pogba have grown over the past week, Manchester United have decided to take the opportunity to respond.
Paul Pogba is a player who cannot simply stay out of the news. For the majority of his career at Manchester United, he has been linked with a transfer away from the club. Till now, the move has not come to fruition but with less than a year left on his contract, his exit might not be a long time away. It is to be noted though that Red Devils have the option to extend his stay by a year.
The thing that Pogba is that it is arguable that he has never showed his best in a Manchester United shirt. Yes, there have been times when he has looked elite. But those have been few and far between. He has dominated the headlines more often for wanting to leave the club than his performances.
And while this summer transfer window was a rare one that brought no such news. He has hinted that he could be on the move soon by admitting that he would like to play for Real Madrid one day. Recent rumours have also linked him with a move to FC Barcelona.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is adamant though that Pogba is not going nowhere as long as he has a contract with the Red Devils. As reported by Manchester Evening News, he said:
“Paul’s our player. He’s going to be here for another two years and I’m sure Paul is focused on doing his best for us and we want to see the best of Paul. I’m sure in the next couple of years we’ll get the best out of him.”
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The bad thing about this is that there is no talk of a contract extension with the Frenchman. It looks like Manchester United have given up hope on that end and are just trying to hold on to him for the time being. On the bright side, Solskjaer pretty much confirms that they are about to extend his contract by another year.
That is to be expected though and the sensible thing for United to do would be to try and find a buyer in the next summer transfer window. Pogba still remains one of the most highly-rated midfielders in all of Europe and should have no lack of suitors if he is made available.
Letting his contract out would make no sense. It would mean losing out on a lot of money. Money that can be used to bring in new signings and continue the rebuild.