Manchester United star is planning to join FC Barcelona for free

A Manchester United star is reportedly planning to quit Old Trafford in order to join FC Barcelona on a free transfer in the near future.

Since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013, Manchester United have not been able to mount a Premier League title challenge. The closest they have come was a second place finish in 2017/2018 under Jose Mourinho, although they were 19 points behind champions Manchester City at the end of the season.

As a result, the club have found it hard to attract top players in the transfer market over the last few years. While the glorious history of the club means they will always be a tempting proposition, it is no longer a place where you can come and expect to win trophies immediately.

There only problem might not be just bringing in new players but holding on to the old ones as well. One of them being Paul Pogba, who has continuously being linked with a move away from Old Trafford for years now. But with his contract quickly running down and no news of a new one on the table, it might actually be time that the Frenchman parts ways with the Red Devils.

Pogba’s contract runs out next summer and he is free to talk with other clubs in January. It is worth noting that Manchester United do have the option to extend his stay for another year though and will most probably do that instead of losing him for free.

That has not stopped the Frenchman from eyeing a move to FC Barcelona next summer though. According to Mundo Deprotivo and as cited by talkSPORT, the Spanish giants are interested as well as there is a lack of cash at the club right now and signing someone like Pogba for free would be an incredible acquisition.

The French midfielder has talked in the past about his desire to play for Real Madrid but it is thought that he is an admirer of their rivals as well. It is unlikely though that the Red Devils will let him walk out for free, especially when they have the option to extend his contract for a year and try to get a transfer fee for him after that.