Man United slap £83m price tag on Paul Pogba
Reports have suggested that Manchester United will now allow Paul Pogba to leave the club for any fee less than €100million (£83m) this summer. The France international seems desperate to leave Old Trafford and could get his wish at the end of the season with both Real Madrid and Juventus reportedly interested in him.
However, the Red Devils won’t part with one of their most prized assets on the cheap and will hold out for a deal that corresponds with Paul Pogba’s true worth.
According to The Guardian, a price tag of £83m has been slapped on Pogba by Man United and interested parties appear unwilling to meet the valuation. Both parties believe that the valuation is way over the mark for the Frenchman, having failed to hit his strides for the Red Devil since 2016
The midfielder wants to leave and his agent Mino Raiola will try to get the Old Trafford outfit to lower the asking price considering that Paogba will have juts one year left in his contract at the end of the season.
According to Raiola on Thursday, his client wouldn’t mind a return to former club Juventus in the summer:
‘Italy is like home for Paul. He would not mind going back to Juve but we will see what will happen after the Euros,’ Raiola said after Juventus drew 1-1 with AC Milan on Thursday.
‘Paul wants to play at the best level but he can’t escape by Manchester United if they are in a difficult situation.’
Meanwhile, Pogba is close to a return to first-team action for the Solskjaer-led side and is targeting next month’s Manchester derby. He has made just 8 appearances having suffered ankle problems in September which kept him on the sidelines for three months.
He had to undergo surgery recently and this week shared footage of himself running on a treadmill and swimming in a pool as he works his way to full fitness.