Despite the transfer window being long closed, rumors of departures have a tendency to remain persistent when the players involved are huge and commercially valuable.
As of recent, it is the saga of Paul Pogba that has been fodder for the media, with speculation after speculation being piled onto the possibility of the Frenchman departing Manchester United for Barcelona.
The alleged rift between Pogba and Jose Mourinho has been proportioned all across the spectrum, and conflicting reports have been common.
Despite that, the latest consensus seems to be that Pogba won’t leave United in the winter window, waiting till next season to decide on his future, including talks regarding his contract renewal, which the club has reportedly put on a hold.
Now, the man himself has spoken out on the subject. Talking to Telefoot (via Goal), Pogba reveals: “Talking about a transfer, I’m under contract. There have been some little things with the coach, the relationship is always the same – coach and player. We have common goals, which are to win.”
He then goes on to drop the statement that will hopefully put an end to this saga: “As long as you don’t see me in the Barcelona jersey, it’s because I’m at Manchester, there will always be rumors.”
This will come as a massive relief for supporters of the Red Devils, as Pogba’s contract lasts for quite a while, and this will hopefully provide Mourinho ample time to sort things out and establish a working dynamic, if he still holds the top post till then, that is.
Pogba also added regarding the experience of winning the World Cup: “It’s wonderful, the world champion’s life, our life is changing, people’s perceptions are changing too, I’m always the same.
“The change in me was made during the World Cup, I needed to become more mature, growing up, it was everything. I have a very good relationship with coach Didier Deschamps, he told me about his experience and I took it into account.”