There is a saying circulating on Twitter about Paul Pogba: Only Manchester United can lose a player on a free transfer, then buy him back for 105 million euros, then lose him again on a free transfer. .
That alone sounds like a maximum sentence.
In fact, it could get worse…
According to the English media, United could lose the French midfielder to the “Noisy Neighbours” of City!
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The Daily Mail and the Guardian are reporting that coach Pep Guardiola’s club are considering a possible transfer for Pogba. The 29-year-old is one of a list of players Guardiola wants to add to the midfield to counter the departure of Fernandinho (37). The name Frenkie de Jong is also on this list, although the Dutchman would cost FC Barcelona around €70m. Pogba, on the other hand, would get a free transfer. “It would be one of the most explosive deals in British transfer history,” the newspaper wrote.
City are offering a four-year deal plus a one-year option. Whether Pogba could imagine a move to local rivals is open. Other top clubs are also interested in the midfielder, including Paris St-Germain and Juventus Turin, as well as Real Madrid.
The long list of top clubs considering a transfer for Pogba, who earns an annual salary of around €17.6million at United, is surprising as the player hasn’t been considered one of the best performers over the course of his career. of the past three years, but more like an injury. problem area was noticed.
The fact that United are struggling so much, that they have lost contact with top clubs, is also linked to their name. This season, Pogba has started just 16 times in the Premier League (one goal), playing nine times for 90 minutes. In the previous season, there had been 21 appearances in the starting XI (three goals), before 20 (one goal). The midfielder has hardly been able to perform consistently for three years. For comparison: in the 2018/19 season there were still 13 goals and nine assists.
The Frenchman has faced coaches (Mourinho, Solskjaer), has also been repeatedly pushed back by injuries and has been missing several times for weeks and months. He is currently sidelined with a calf injury and is unlikely to play for United again this season.
Will he already wear the sky blue jersey in his next Premier League match? According to the Daily Mail, Pogba wouldn’t directly reject an offer from the Cityzens but would consider it like everyone else.