Manchester United are reportedly preparing to offer Paul Pogba a new long-term contract within months according to leading journalist Fabrizio Romano.
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Pogba, 27, rejoined United from Juventus in 2016, four years after he opted to depart the Reds’ youth academy in a transfer which saw the Reds’ hierarchy splash out £94.5m, as per TransferMarkt.
However, after a series of inconsistent performances mixed with public comments suggesting he may be looking to move on from Old Trafford, the Frenchman has come under intense fire.
Despite recently triggering a one-year contract extension in their star midfielder’s deal, Pogba’s long-term future continues to be the subject of much speculation, as per Manchester Evening News.
The latest in the ongoing saga came from the man himself who spoke to French broadcaster RTL after his country’s recent 1-0 Nations League win over Portugal.
Paul Pogba to RTL: “This is a period I’ve never experienced in my career. The French national team is a breath of fresh air… we are very happy to come here. It’s not the same as with the club. We all group together, it is magical”. [@GFFN] ??? #MUFC #France #Pogba
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) November 15, 2020
Pogba’s comments did not go down well among the United faithful as the club’s loyal fanbase continue to question his motives for staying at a club he clearly is not happy at, or committed to.
However, in another recent social media post from Romano, the journalist has revealed that Pogba’s comments have been taken out of context and United are planning on offering him a deal within months.
Paul Pogba has no problem with Man Utd. His interview was to say he wants to ‘improve his performances’ in this difficult moment – National team can help him for sure, as @philsanfourche reported.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) November 16, 2020
Should Romano’s claims prove to be true, it does beg the question why the United hierarchy are so keen to keep a player on their books who seemingly wants out.