Paul Pogba’s summer tryst was a big transfer saga that could have clearly gone either way. Both the player’s own interest for a fresh challenge and Zinedine Zidane’s desire for him at the Bernabeu ought to have powered the move through.
However, Manchester United held their own quite firmly and continued to maintain that Pogba would only be sold for their enormous pricetag.
Since then, it has been no secret that the Frenchman has been plying his trade at Old Trafford on borrowed time. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and company, however, are adamant at renewing his deal and have been trying to negotiate his contract extension for a while now.
At the same time, the midfielder won’t come for cheap.
According to Tuttosport, Pogba is demanding €600,000-per-week in his new deal in order to continue at the Mancunian outfit.
The broader tone seems to indicate that Pogba still wishes to depart from the Premier League club and has his eyes on either Juventus or Real Madrid. At the same time, this alleged sum of interest may be a move on his representatives’ part to ensure that a favorable outcome is achieved either way.
If sanctioned, this wage package would make Pogba the top-earner in England and his earnings will eclipse that of Cristiano Ronaldo in the Serie A.
Then again, the report does mention that United aren’t under immediate pressure to accept these reported demands as they can still keep him at the club up to 2021 with an independent extension clause safeguarding his stay at least until 2022.
However, a player of his caliber and image who is managed by Mino Raiola himself can be elusive to keep at a single place beyond his wishes.
Which league and club will boast Pogba’s signature and services in the season to come?