Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is close to agreeing a new five-year deal at Old Trafford. A report by The Sun suggests that the club are confident that the Frenchman will put pen to paper on fresh terms with an announcement to be made at the end of the season.
Pogba has seemed reinvigorated since the restart of the season and he is ready to commit to a long-term future with the Red Devils.
He was reportedly set to leave last summer in search of a new challenge with Real Madrid being mentioned as a possible destination. However, Man United were not having it and the deal didn’t come to fruition.
The 27-year-old is now set to make a U-turn on that decision and has been massive since the resumption of the Premier League after missing months of action due to injury.
Pogba looks happier than ever at Old Trafford and last week pointed out the support he has been given by his teammates and the club. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer now wants him to commit to a long-term future and the France international is set to do so.
His current contract runs out in 2021 and there is an option for an extension by another year. The new deal will keep him at the club until 2025.
Meanwhile, Manchester United face Crystal Palace on Thursday and it remains to be seen if Pogba will be rested for the game.
“I’ve been speaking more or less every day with Paul,” Solskjaer said.
“Of course he knows that he wouldn’t be dropped, but when Paul plays like this he wouldn’t be dropped from any team in the world – France or Man United.
“But he’s been out for a long, long time. There was a question mark before this game (against Southampton).
“‘How do you feel?’ and he felt ready for it and that was great, so now let’s see how he is today or even tomorrow morning.
“He’s been fantastic since the restart and brought a lot to the team.
“There were one or two question marks before the Southampton game about who was going to play but we made the decisions that we did.”