Paddy Kenny has tipped Manchester United to cash in on Paul Pogba in the January transfer window even if an offer of just £20 million arrives.
Speaking to Football Insider, former Leeds United goalkeeper Paddy Kenny has urged Manchester United to sell Paul Pogba in the January transfer window even if it is for a lowball offer.
The Frenchman is in the final year of his current contract with Manchester United and has provided no indications of wanting to sign a new contract. In fact, Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, has dropped hints that the 28-year-old may be dreaming of an exit from Old Trafford at the end of the ongoing campaign on a free transfer.
Since returning to Manchester United in the summer of 2015 for a club-record fee, Pogba has divided opinion. While he did enjoy a sensational debut campaign under Jose Mourinho, he has been unable to replicate the same level of success in the following seasons.
While there are no doubts over his quality, it hasn’t always shown through consistently in Manchester United colours, which has acted as a source of frustration among fans. Even this season, the 28-year-old started on a brilliant note only to see his form tail off in the subsequent weeks, with his last couple of appearances being disastrous.
Given the situation, Kenny has now tipped Manchester United to offload him for as much money as they can make in the upcoming January transfer window. “He’s out of contract, so they will try and get something for him,” Kenny told Football Insider. “Even if it’s £20million, that’s better than nothing. Sometimes you just have to cut your losses.
“He doesn’t look interested in signing a new deal, so let him go on his way. I’m sure he won’t be missed. He’s barely been pulling up trees since he joined Manchester United. Pogba has never done it for Manchester United in the same way he has done for France.
“If I was in charge at Old Trafford, I would be looking to sell Pigba and make as much money back as possible.”
With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer now stepping down as the manager of Manchester United, it will certainly be interesting to see if things change with regard to Pogba’s future once a full-time replacement for the Norwegian is made. For now, however, all signs point towards a January exit.