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ARSENAL are keeping tabs on Paul Pogba’s situation at Manchester United – and will swoop if a new contract is not agreed soon, writes DEAN JONES.
Pogba,18, was a Gunners target when he joined United from French side Le Havre in 2009.
The midfielder’s current deal runs out in June, and he has yet to commit himself to United – although Sir Alex Ferguson is sure to fight to keep him at Old Trafford.
Pogba, tagged the new Patrick Vieira as a youngster, is rated among United’s most promising kids – but it is understood he is impatient for first-team action.
SOURCE: Sunday People
By all accounts Paul Pogba is ready to leave Old Trafford after seeing a number of youngsters seal regular spots in the Man United first team as he sits and waits for his first minute of Premier League football.
The likes of Phil Jones, Danny Welbeck, Tom Cleverley and David de Gea are all regulars in Sir Alex Ferguson’s young looking first team side and the 18 year old French midfielder is reticent to sign a new deal unless he gets to see some first team action in the next few months.
Thus far Pogba, who arrived at the club from Le Havre under controversial circumstances, has managed 75 minutes of Carling Cup football and the French Under 19 international may feel that a move to Arsenal, who are known for trusting to youth, may well be a wise move.
The powerful midfielder, who has been dubbed the ‘new Patrick Vieira’ may be just what Wenger is looking for as he looks to add more steel to his squad. Alex Song has been a mainstay in the centre of the park but is now being courted by Barcelona and Emmanuel Frimpong has been inconsistent when called upon.