Paul Pogba’s brother discusses the midfielder’s Manchester United future
The oldest sibling of the Pogba brothers, Mathias, has revealed his stance on the perpetual enigma regarding the French midfield maestro’s future at Manchester United.
A pivotal member of the French national team that won the FIFA World Cup in 2018, Pogba has always been a flamboyant individual ever since returning to Manchester United from Juventus for a then-record transfer fee of £89.3 million in 2016.
Not only has he been a constant receiver of somewhat unneeded criticism along the way, but also it has perhaps also made him want to leave Old Trafford on multiple occasions. As a consequence, the comments of him wanting a ’new challenge‘ and seeing Real Madrid as a plausible ‘dream‘ started coming up far too often, hinting at a potential departure from Manchester sometime in the foreseeable future.
Speaking to Spanish outlet El Chiringuito (via Tribal Football), Mathias Pogba, currently playing as a forward for Racing Murcia FC (a side in the fourth tier of the Spanish footballing pyramid) said:
“If Manchester United wants to recover money with Paul, it will have to be done this summer.”
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Pogba looks very likely to leave Manchester United in the summer
On the eve of what was a do-or-die encounter for the Red Devils last December in the Champions League against the last season’s semi-finalists, RB Leipzig, Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola dropped a bombshell, claiming that this would be the Frenchman’s last campaign at Old Trafford.
Since those comments, Pogba’s performances have gone upwards. It is as if those remarks have made him realise that he has some unfinished business at the ‘Theatre of Dreams’.
In the 2020-21 campaign, Pogba, despite being sidelined for a reasonable period of time, has managed to rack up three brilliant goals and one assist from 18 Premier League appearances. And his overall performances has been brilliant lately.
Pogba’s current contract keeps him at Old Trafford until June 2022, with United triggering the optional one-year extension back in October. But should the club want Pogba to see out his deal, they will most probably lose him for free as it is unlikely he will extend his stay any further.
Therefore, it would be better for United to sell him for a substantial price next summer. A host of potential suitors are hoping to engineer a move for the 27-year-old in the upcoming window and as a result, they could still get a good transfer fee for him.