Man United are reportedly forced to sell Paul Pogba due to his unwillingness to extend his stay at Old Trafford.
Mino Raiola, and his high-profile client, have decided to reject an offer worth £350,000-a-week from the English outfit, reports the Mirror.
Now, the Red Devils are faced with a tough decision: let go of their most expensive transfer investment ever for a nominal fee this summer, or even worse – lose him for nothing when his current contract expires in the summer of 2022.
Paris Saint-Germain are the only club strongly linked with Pogba at the moment, and it’s reported that they are ready to pay £45m for the 28-year-old midfielder. However, United will only allow the France international to leave if their £50m valuation is met.
Mauricio Pochettino is building his own ‘galactico’ team, having already signed Sergio Ramos, Achraf Hakimi, Georginio Wijnaldum and Gianluigi Donnarumma in this transfer window, to win the illustrious Champions League trophy. Pogba could be the latest big name arrival at Parc des Princes.
Further, Wijnaldum, the former Liverpool man who faced the United midfielder multiple times in the Premier League, admitted that he ‘would love’ to share midfield duties with the Frenchman at PSG.
“I would love to have Pogba with us,” Wijnaldum told RMC Sport. “He’s fantastic. I have played against him several times – what a player!
“If you ask any player from another team if he would like Pogba to join him, everyone will say yes because he is an extraordinary player, full of qualities. He has it all, one of the best midfielders in the world.”
Liverpool are already in the market searching for a Wijnaldum replacement, and could find themselves competing with their fierce rivals for a new midfielder if Pogba’s departure is sanctioned.