United will not overpay to extend Paul Pogba’s contract
Manchester United are working behind the scenes to extend the contract of Paul Pogba.
The French midfielder currently earns £290,000 per week – the club are willing to offer a meaningful raise to his renumeration but insist they will not overpay to keep one of their most prized assets.
Paul Pogba who helped France clinch the 2018 World Cup has been caught flirting with a possible move to Real Madrid more than once.
The most recent was some weeks ago away on national team duty – where Pogba said he dreams of playing for the Los Blancos.
Sources close to the club confirm that Manchester United want to keep Paul Pogba beyond 2022 (when his contract expires).
But they’ll not be bullied into coughing out unjustifiable figures to tie down the 27-year-old to a new contract.
Solskjaer was forced to debunk rumors linking Pogba to the Spanish based club: “Paul’s our player, he’s going to be here for another two years and I’m sure he’s focused on doing his best for us.”
Man United having walked this path in recent times, have decided to take an early stand – just in case they’ll need to sell him.
At least it’d save them a repeat of De Gea’s failed move to Real Madrid that was halted by the mysterious “fax machine”.
The next big-contract move by the club ended in a not-so-good way.
The Red Devils wooed Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal with a contract of around £500,000 weekly.
Injury and lack of form marred his time at Old Trafford.
And that maybe explains the cautious approach by the club in the transfer window and during contract negotiations.