PSG ‘make contact with Paul Pogba’s representatives over summer transfer’ with midfielder ‘more than open’ to the move with just one year left on his Manchester United deal
- Paul Pogba’s camp have reportedly encouraged PSG to make a summer move
- The midfielder was a stand-out performer for France during their Euro 2020 run
- Pogba is said to be ‘more than open’ to the chance to swap Manchester for Paris
- He has just one year remaining on his current big-money deal at Old Trafford
Paris Saint Germain have reportedly opened talks with Paul Pogba regarding a summer move back to his homeland, after being encouraged to do so by the player’s camp.
Pogba has just one year remaining on his big-money contract at Old Trafford, and so far steps have not been taken to commit his long-term future to the club.
Now, Pogba’s people have already started to plan for the next steps in the midfielder’s career away from United according to the Sun, citing reports in France.
It is reported that the party line coming out of Pogba’s camp is that the 28-year-old is ready to move on and experience something new.
Paul Pogba’s camp have reportedly given PSG the green light to instigate a summer transfer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be mindful that United could lose Pogba for free next summer
It is further added, by RMC in France, that Pogba is ‘more than open’ to the move and would relish the prospect of joining PSG’s growing project.
United could be forced to cash-in on his signature this summer or risk losing him for nothing in 12 months’ time.
It would represent a huge loss for United, who broke the British transfer record to bring the Frenchman back to the club in 2016 for the price of £89million.
The 28-year-old was a strong performer for France during their recent Euro 2020 run
Pogba remains United’s most costly purchase, though has so far during his second tenure at Old Trafford failed to propel the club into consistent title challengers.
Pogba was heavily linked with a move away last summer, with Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona both linked.
Madrid quickly became frontrunners due to the open admiration of Pogba from previous manager Zinedine Zidane, though United’s lofty asking price north of £100m deterred any concrete bids.
Pogba’s value is reported to be only around a third of this figure now, given United’s reluctance not to lose the player for free next summer.
In December 2020 his agent Mino Raiola publicly said Pogba ‘has to change teams’
As recently as December 2020, Pogba’s notorious agent Mino Raiola publicly stated his client ‘has to change teams’ and ‘has to clear the air.’
Raiola had told Italian daily newspaper Tuttosport: ‘He has a contract that will expire in a year and a half, in the summer of 2022, but I believe the best solution for the parties is to sell in the next market.
‘Otherwise, the club, with whom relations are excellent, knows well that they would risk losing him on a free transfer, given that for the moment it is not the player’s intention to extend the contract.’