Could €50 million star be Pogba’s replacement at Manchester United?

Paul Pogba, Manchester United. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Paul Pogba, Manchester United. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images) /

Manchester United are enjoying a brilliant campaign this time around, sitting at second in the Premier League table and are in the quarter-final of the Europa League where they will take on Granada. And one of the biggest reasons for their improvement this season is the form of Paul Pogba.

The Frenchman is playing some of the best football of his career this season. And it was he who scored the winner against AC Milan in the second leg of the last 16 of the Europa League, which took them through to the next round.

Pogba was the hero, with the Red Devils prevailing at the San Siro. But unfortunately, despite his recent good form, his future at Old Trafford remains unclear and he could very possibly be headed for the exit door at the end of this season, with only a year left on his contract at that point of time.

As a result, it would not be surprising if the club are looking at potential alternatives for the French midfielder and Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez could emerge as an option over the course of the next few months.

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As reported by Cadena SER’s El Larguero Saul seems open to the idea of a move away from Atletico Madrid but does not have firm offers to leave the club at the moment.

La Razón report that Manchester United are the only club with an interest in him and would be willing to shell out a transfer fee between €35 million and €50 million to secure his services. That can be considered low when you consider that there is a €150 million release clause in his contract.

At 26 years of age, Saul is just entering the prime of his career and is expected to have years of top football left in the tank. Thus, signing him would be considered a major coup on the part of the Red Devils. And while he won’t be a like-for-like replacement for a player like Pogba when it comes to goal scoring or creativity, the Spaniard is a brilliant player in his own right.

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