Pogba not desperate to leave Man United, could actually sign new contract: report

All summer long, us Manchester United fans have had to put up with constant speculation surrounding Paul Pogba. It wasn’t that long ago when the Frenchman actually came out and said he was seeking a ‘new challenge‘…

Well, according to ESPN’s senior Italian reporter, Gabriel Marcotti, that may have been a negotiation tactic.

Marcotti states that the 26-year-old isn’t actually ‘desperately itching’ to leave United. In fact, he justs wants a ‘way forward’. So-much-so that if Pogba is given a commitment from the club about the playing squad, he could potentially sign a new Red Devils deal…

What I’ve been told, is that Pogba is not desperately itching for a move. He wants a resolution, a way forward. Either a new contract and commitment from the club about the squad, or if there is an offer out there and it works, moving elsewhere,” Marcotti is quoted as telling ESPN.

This does go in line with what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claimed yesterday in his press conference, as he stated that he’s never had a problem with Pogba amid rumours swirling about his future.

I just find these comments from Marcotti slightly bizarre. Why would Pogba say he wants a new challenge unless he’s trying to jolt United into heavily investing in the playing squad? I just don’t get it.

For me, it’s probably time that Pogba leaves. Let’s be honest, he hasn’t been anywhere near consistent enough over the last three years, and although he’s a talented player, it just hasn’t worked out so far – particularly for a player who cost £89million…

If the right offer comes in I can see United wanting to cut their ties with the mercurial Frenchman, but the Reds need to be given ample time to replace Pogba during this transfer window.


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