United ready to make Pogba the highest-paid player in Premier League: report

Paul Pogba is set to be offered a huge pay rise in order to remain at Manchester United.

I’ve never known a Manchester United player divide opinion more than Paul Pogba does. The mercurial Frenchman has had a turbulent half-decade back at Old Trafford, that much is obvious.

Trophies haven’t been plentiful. There have been arguably more bad performances than good ones. However, over the last six months or so, we’ve seen the best of Pogba at club level.

Physical runs forward, inch-perfect passing, important goals and overall brilliance. It’s exactly why United made Pogba their most expensive ever signing. Now, they’re ready to double down on their investment.

The story comes from The Sun on Sunday, who state that United are ready to make their star midfielder the highest-paid player in the Premier League.

As we all know, Pogba is entering into the final year of his contract. Though United are looking to keep him around for another five years, with a deal totalling £104m.

In terms of weekly wage, Pogba would fetch home around £400,000-a-week, which is a considerable upgrade on his current £290,000-a-week terms.

The deal would take him ahead of David de Gea to the top of the Premier League standings in terms of weekly wage. However, we won’t hear anything concrete until Pogba returns from the European Championships.

Pogba is apparently happy again in Manchester, which is obviously a big reason as to why he’s now even considering signing. Don’t forget twelve months ago, it looked for all the world he was on his way out.

Sun Sport understands that the agreement being reached ‘could not be far away’, while early talks between both camps have been positive.

I think that footballing purists love Pogba. He plays with a swagger, an arrogance, a brilliance. However, it’d be daft to just discount all the garbage he’s churned out over the years.

At this point, I’d be content whether he stays or goes. It does look like he’s edging towards committing his future to Old Trafford, though.

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