Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba looks likely to remain at Old Trafford following Barcelona’s transfer pursuit of Frenkie De Jong from Ajax.
Paul Pogba’s immediate future looks clearer this morning after new transfer news coming out of The Camp Nou. The 25-year-old is still on holiday after his World Cup Winning summer with France but should return in time for the start of the new Premier League season.
The Frenchman lived up to his reputation as one of the worlds best players in Russia, playing a vital role in his country’s triumph throughout the competition and scoring in the final 4-2 victory against Croatia.
According to Sport, as translated by the Daily Express, Pogba has been strongly linked with a move to Barca recently, however, Red Devils supporters fears will have been alleviated in the last 24 hours.
The report claims that the Catalan giants have apparently turned their attention to signing Ajax youngster Frenkie De Jong, along with PSG star Adrien Rabiot, as Spanish boss Ernesto Valverde aims to replace the outgoing Andres Iniesta and Paulinho.
Pogba moved back to Old Trafford, after coming through the ranks at the club as a youngster, in 2016 for a then-record fee of £89million from Juventus – as per Sky Sports – but has struggled to live up to his price tag in the two years since his arrival.
Club manager Jose Mourinho has often clashed with the former Juve man, however, there can be no doubt that he is still one of the squad’s standout players and a vital component of the team’s set-up going into the new season.
If United are to realistically challenge neighbours Manchester City for the title next year, they need a Pogba like the one that showed up for France this summer and with Barcelona now reportedly looking elsewhere for reinforcements, MUFC fans will hope he can fully focus on his job in England.