Paul Pogba’s Manchester United future feels like a storyline in a soap opera. There have been so many twists and turns along the way and now, we’ve another update.
According to the Manchester Evening News, United remain ‘relaxed’ about the superstar’s future, with the club (as of yet) not triggering a one-year extension in Pogba’s deal.
As of this summer, Pogba will be entering into the final year of his current United deal if that remains the case – hence why his agent, Mino Raiola, has been able to spin the ‘Pogba is out of contract’ narrative.
In my opinion, United are playing a risky game. Sure, they can activate that one-year deal whenever they please. I don’t doubt that behind the scenes, the Reds are actively trying to tie the midfielder down to a longer-term deal, but you have to protect your asset.
If the clause is activated, Pogba has two years left, meaning clubs would have to pay more for his signature. If they don’t activate the clause before summer, the 27-year-old will have one-year left. They’ll be in exactly the same scenario next summer if (and when) they choose to activate the clause after. Logically, it means United are lowing their chances at getting a higher fee for their prized asset.
Sure, it all comes down to whether United can convince Pogba to sign a new deal but as of right now, that just doesn’t seem likely in my opinion…