Manchester United Football Club have themselves a serious Paul Pogba problem.
The Reds midfielder made his first-team return at the weekend, and he looked mightily sharp in the process. However, question marks about his long-term future at Old Trafford still remain.
Today, Tuttosport have given us an update on the Frenchman’s future, translated by the Daily Mail. They say that a £52m cash-plus-player transfer could be enough for United to ‘deal immediately’ where Pogba is concerned.
The player involved in the transfer would be ex-Liverpool midfielder Emre Can, while Pogba remains ‘fed up’ with life at United and would be ‘delighted’ to make a return to Turin.
For me, the proposed transfer fee seems a little low. Can is an excellent midfielder, though he isn’t up to Pogba’s standard. When you remember that United paid £89m for the 26-year-old a few years ago, you’d like to think that the Old Trafford outfit could get that transfer fee back.
At the end of the day, it seems clear to me that Pogba wants to leave. Why should we keep him here if he doesn’t want to stick around? Let him go and give those minutes to a player who actually wants to wear that United jersey with pride. Any deal has to be on United’s terms, though…