Mino Raiola has provided an update on the future of Manchester United superstar Paul Pogba, whose contract expires at the end of the season.
Speaking to The Times, super-agent Mino Raiola has claimed that there have been no developments concerning the contractual situation of his client and Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.
The 28-year-old has been with Manchester United since 2016 when he arrived from Juventus in a club-record deal. A regular fixture in the side, Pogba has suffered from bouts of inconsistencies throughout his second stint with the Red Devils but remains a vital cog in the scheme of things for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
His future, however, has been a hot topic of discussion for a while now. That is because the midfielder is in the final year of his contract with the Red Devils. Indeed, Pogba’s current deal with United runs out at the end of the season, and while there have been talks of a new contract offer, no meaningful progress has been made as of yet.
Come January, Pogba will be free to negotiate a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs over a possible free transfer in the summer. And, the report mentioned above notes that the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner is a transfer target for European bigwigs Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.
With the situation being as it is, Raiola was asked if there had been any progress in talks over a new contract, to which he replied, “You would have to ask Manchester United about it. At this moment everything is calm. There is no update.”
While Pogba might not always perform consistently, on his day, the Frenchman can be unstoppable. Considering the current plight of this Manchester United side, it becomes imperative that they hold on to their best players, and the 28-year-old is one among them.
Pogba himself has refused to get drawn in on the speculation regarding his future. Meanwhile, the Daily Mail reports that the 20-time English champions are contemplating a long-term contract offer worth £400,000-a-week for their record signing.
It remains to be seen whether they can seal the deal and tie the 28-year-old down to a new contract or lose him on a free transfer yet again, having already done so in 2012.