Paul Pogba ‘will leave Manchester United this summer if he doesn’t sign a new contract’ as Red Devils’ prepare to offer the Frenchman a £ 400,000-a-week deal to convince him to ‘stay’ with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer optimistic about it tie him up.
- Paul Pogba is happier at Man United than ever before since his £ 89 million move
- The French star’s deal with the club will expire in 2022 with interest from Real Madrid
- The Mirror claims United will open talks this month on a £ 400,000-a-week deal
- But they would also be willing to sell if he fails to capture his long-term future
Manchester United are ready to sell star midfielder Paul Pogba this summer if he fails to sign a new mega deal with the club, reports have said.
Pogba is happier than ever since a £ 89 million world record move to the club from Juventus in 2016 and was outstanding in United’s 6-2 win against Roma in the first leg of last week’s Europa League semi-final.
The Frenchman’s current contract with United expires next year amid protracted speculation linking him to a move to Real Madrid.
Manchester United are willing to sell Paul Pogba if he doesn’t agree to a new deal
Pogba was in stunning shape and reports suggest United will open talks on new £ 400,000-a-week deal
However, The Mirror claims United will open talks with the 28-year-old later this month over a new £ 400,000-a-week deal, overtaking David De Gea as the highest-paid player at the club.
But the same outlet and Claiming The Sun that if the France international refuses to entrust his long-term future to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men, the club will not hesitate to help him further, especially when super agent Mino Raiola’s demands become too burdensome.
To help fund a move, both reports add that United plans to sell Spanish goalkeeper De Gea – who currently earns £ 350,000 a week – to fund his current French teammate’s new deal, with Dean Henderson then becomes the undisputed number 1.
But United are aware that they are in a race against time to convince Pogba to stay and are keen to see progress in the negotiations before he represents world champions France at the European Championship this summer.
But they would also want to sell it, especially if Mino Raiola’s demands are too high
Pogba has also been linked with a move to former club Juventus, and the list of high-profile suitors has reportedly made United desperate for conversations with Raiola, eager to avoid a repeat from nine years ago, when they lost him. to the Italian giants on a free transfer.
The reports add that while Old Trafford leaders will not bow to whatever Raiola is asking, they are aware that their position will be weaker if the situation is not resolved by the start of the euro, his appreciation with the month is falling in their bid to re-sign the £ 89 million fee they paid to him.
And with both Juventus and Real Madrid in financial turmoil amid the coronavirus pandemic, that seems unlikely, although United prefers to see Pogba devote the most important years of his career to the side of Old Trafford.
Pogba would catch up with David De Gea if he signs the new deal as United’s highest paid player
United has reportedly started looking for potential Pogba replacements in the market with Declan Rice, Wilfred Ndidi and Saul Niguez all on the list.
But the longer the situation with Pogba remains unresolved, the longer they can’t get their plans to sign a potential replacement in the form of the West Ham, Leicester or Atletico Madrid star into action if the World Cup winner decides. to leave.
However, United boss Solskjaer believes the club is winning the battle to convince Pogba to commit his future to the club, having already triggered a 12-month extension clause in his deal at the start of the season.
“ If we can play like we did against Roma and play against Liverpool again and they can feel our progress this season, our chances are better of keeping Paul and Edi (Edinson Cavani), ” said Solskjaer, whose second-place finish to Jurgen Klopp state. Liverpool is 13 points ahead of the reigning champion on Sunday.
United could watch Declan Rice (left) or Wilfried Ndidi (right) as Pogba leaves
‘You know, of course, that I’ve been working with Paul for a few years now. I had him too when he was a reserve player and he knows my feelings about him that I want him to stay. It’s about creating a competitive environment in which we can all thrive, a competitive team challenging for trophies.
‘I’ve always said to Paul that I enjoy managing him, talking to him and challenging him because he’s a winner. He wants to get better and that’s why he listens.
‘You can tell he likes it here too. He has a smile on his face. I try to treat everyone with equal respect, but there are some players you have known since they were young boys and that’s the case with Paul. The longer you know them, the easier it will be to bond with them. ‘
However, United boss Solskjaer believes the club is winning the battle to convince Pogba