Manchester United superstar Paul Pogba is in the final year of his contract, and PSG are reportedly looking to swoop him away on a free transfer next summer.
According to a report from the Independent, Paris Saint-Germain are willing to hand out a bumper €600,000 per week contract to Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba in order to lure him to the club next year on a free transfer.
Pogba, 28, is one of the best midfielders in the game currently. However, the Frenchman has not quite been able to show it on a consistent basis for Manchester United since returning to the club from Juventus back in the summer of 2016.
Rumours of him departing Old Trafford have been doing the rounds ever since his falling out with former manager Jose Mourinho a few years ago, and even though Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has managed to smooth things over, the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner with France continues to be linked with an exit.
The speculations have only ramped up this summer as Pogba entered the final year of his contract. His agent, Mino Raiola, had caused a stir last December when he had claimed that the 28-year-old would be on the move this summer. And the French midfielder was heavily linked with a move to PSG only for all that to change when Les Parisiens decided to bring in Lionel Messi from Barcelona.
As per the report, though, Pogba remains intent on running down his contract with Manchester United and secure a Bosman transfer to Real Madrid or even Barcelona. However, the La Liga clubs’ well-publicised financial problems might prohibit them from going after him next year, which gives PSG an advantage.
The Parisian outfit blew Barcelona out of the water in the race for Georginio Wijnaldum by offering him a bumper pay packet this summer and could repeat the trick with Pogba next summer, as per the report. It is claimed that the French capital club would be willing to offer the 28-year-old a mammoth contract worth €600,000-a-week to take him back to his homeland next summer.
Pogba, for his part, has stayed completely professional and has stepped up on the pitch since the turn of the year. Having played a key role in Manchester United’s runners-up finish in the Premier League and the UEFA Europa League last term, he showcased his quality with a stunning display against Leeds United this past weekend in the 2021/22 season opener.
Manchester United boss Solskjaer has previously insisted that positive talks have taken place regarding Pogba’s contract. It remains to be seen if they yield the desired outcome for the Red Devils or whether they end up losing their star midfielder on a free transfer once again, after having done so nine years ago.