Manchester United Football Club have had themselves a Paul Pogba problem all season long.
The mercurial Frenchman hasn’t hidden his desire to take on a new challenge, with the Red Devils seemingly doing what they can to keep the midfielder at Old Trafford.
Well, this morning, the Daily Mail have offered us a huge update on his future. Apparently, the superstar 26-year-old is now ‘prepared to commit his future’ to United, amid growing belief he can spearhead a ‘new era of success’.
Sportsmail understands that Pogba sees his long-term future at United and is happy to stay. He’s also considering extending his deal…
Understandably, United’s finish to the season, with where they finish in the league table, being a key factor. Obviously, Pogba would like to be playing Champions League football next term.
Bruno Fernandes’ arrival has also played a factor. Understandably, Pogba is watching on from the substitutes bench and seeing United play some nice football must be pretty convincing.
In terms of a new contract, Pogba could well up his current £300,000-a-week wages to somewhere closer to the £400,000-a-week mark. No doubt that’d certainly help United’s chances at keeping him…
To me, it all seems a little bit fishy. Pogba is suddenly interested again now that United have put some good form together. Suddenly, he’s also back in training and ready to return?
I still worry that a Pogba return is also a ploy for the Frenchman to use us in order to secure his place in the European Championships, though. Maybe I’m being a little too cynical, but I still feel his best place lies away from Old Trafford.