“It would be a bull for me not to admit that Paul wants to stay at the highest level”: Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola talks about the summer’s exit when Manchester United misses the Champions League
- Paul Pogba has been associated with a relocation from Manchester United
- Mino Raiola hinted that the player could leave if United did not finish in the top four
- The player’s agent has consistently criticized the Red Devils in recent months
- Raiola reiterated that Juventus is the player’s favorite destination
Mino Raiola hinted that Paul Pogba is likely to leave Manchester United if the club does not qualify for the Champions League.
The French midfielder is strongly linked to a move from Old Trafford following the malaise of United from Premier League-challengers to top-4 hopeful in recent years.
And when the Red Devils spend a second consecutive year away from the Champions League, Raiola confessed that it would be very difficult for the player to stay.
Paul Pogba’s agent (above) said the player will leave if United does not finish in the top four
Mino Raiola has had a broken relationship with United over the years
Pogba’s agent told the Italian media: “He has never lost his smile, but a great player is clearly not going to Manchester United not to challenge the Champions League or the Premier League title.”
“It would be a bull for me not to admit that Paul wants to stay at the highest level.
“But Pogba will first and foremost try to do his best and then we will see at the end of the season whether he should stay or not.”
The Frenchman has played for United only eight times this season, after playing only 71 minutes since the end of September in an injured campaign.
Pogba has only eight gigs in an injured season at Old Trafford
United-star Pogba has stepped up its return from an injury in Dubai this week
He has rehabilitated this week and shared images of himself as he ran and swam in an Instagram story.
Sportsmail revealed that he is desperate to play in the run-in of United until the end of the season after an ankle operation, and is aiming for a return to the Manchester derby on March 8.
This gloomy season for Pogba comes after he and his agent have commented on the summer in which he has declared the player’s desire to go to a “new challenge.”
Since then, Raiola has made additional comments about the club, marking Manchester United as a club “out of touch with reality” and a club that “the career of [Diego] Maradona, Pele and [Paolo] Maldini. “
Pogba’s preference is supposed to be a return to the former club Juventus, a well-known wish, but Raiola admits that he is already in contact with Juve about a summer movement.
According to his agent, Pogba’s preference this summer is a return to the former club Juventus
Raiola said: ‘I am talking to Juventus and their vice-chairman Pavel Nedved about many things, including about Pogba and other players, as is only good for a large club.
“You have to get information, see what happens, write down some hypotheses, dream a little.”
The French midfielder has also been linked to relocations to Real Madrid, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain, but the player’s agent confirmed that no decision would be taken until after the European Championship this summer – in which Pogba will participate.
The Italian added: ‘Together with Juventus there are other clubs for Paul, but now he is with Manchester United.
“What I can say is that Paul, like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, sees Italy as his second home and he wouldn’t mind returning to Juventus, but we’ll talk about it after Euro 2020.
Pogba has also been associated this year with a switch to Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid
‘Nothing is impossible on the transfer market, as Juve, PSG and Real Madrid have already proven. Achieving impossible things is part of this company. “
All speculation about the future of Pogba, however, would be nullified if Manchester United qualifies for the Champions League next season.
The Red Devils were boosted when Manchester City was banned from UEFA matches for two years, meaning that fifth place in the Premier League could qualify for Europe’s first club competition.
United is currently in ninth place for a crucial trip to Chelsea on Monday, but is following Sheffield United in fifth place with just four points.