Manchester United have made two statement signings in Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane this summer, but how they manage the Paul Pogba conundrum will have a big say on the success of their transfer window.
Pogba’s current contract runs until 2022. As such, all the power lies in the Frenchman’s hands.
Paris Saint-Germain are interested in signing him and if he decides to leave now, United will have to sell him if they want to make any return on their £89m investment.
But as things stand, the midfielder is yet to make any concrete decision on his future and wants to assess all his options.
As per Sky Sports’ Dharmesh Sheth, Pogba ‘can see long term future’ at Old Trafford. But with the fact that his next contract might be his last big deal on his mind, the 28-year-old may decide to drag extension talks beyond the summer and into the next season.
Interestingly, United’s two big summer signings could end up influencing the France international to commit to a new contract at the Theatre of Dreams. He is excited about the direction the club is going in following Sancho and Varane’s acquisition.
In particular, the arrival of his fellow countryman with whom he won the World Cup in 2018 will encourage him to continue his career under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. It is further understood that Pogba also enjoys a great relationship with the United boss.