Paul Pogba ‘is open to a Premier League move on a free transfer this summer’, with Man City boss Pep Guardiola having called the Manchester United midfielder ‘an incredible player’
- Paul Pogba’s Manchester United contract will come to an end this summer
- The midfielder can already talk to clubs around Europe over a free transfer
- However, France international would rather focus on Old Trafford form for now
- Pogba is open to a Premier League switch but also has interest from PSG
Paul Pogba is reportedly open to offers for a move to another Premier League side this summer if he elects to leave Manchester United.
The midfielder joined United for a then world record fee of £89million in 2016 but his contract at Old Trafford will expire at the end of the season following a mixed spell where he has often struggled to perform at his best.
Although he is free to negotiate now with any of the big European clubs outside of the Premier League, the 28-year-old is more focused on having a strong end to the season with United following a return from injury.
Paul Pogba is reportedly open to offers to remain in the Premier League beyond the summer
Since returning from injury, Pogba has found some form playing alongside Bruno Fernandes
According to the Telegraph, he wants to stay away from talks over his future until the end of the campaign and that includes the potential option of a move to one of United’s rivals in England.
Despite commanding no transfer fee, many clubs in England are still unlikely to be able to afford the French World Cup winner’s wages which could top around £200,000 per week.
Manchester City could show some interest in taking on Pogba in a sensational cross-city switch to the Etihad Stadium, with Pep Guardiola once claiming he had been offered to the chance to sign the midfielder by Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola in 2018 when the player was at loggerheads with then United boss Jose Mourinho.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has previously admitted Pogba is an ‘incredible player’
Back in January 2018 he said: ‘Two months ago he offered me (Henrikh) Mkhitaryan and Pogba to play with us. He was interested in Mkhitaryan and Pogba to play with us. Pogba is an incredible player. A top, top player.’
While staying at United remains a possibility too, European clubs are still expected to come in with offers, with Paris Saint-Germain leading the charge from abroad.
Despite his popularity in his homeland, Pogba has never played a senior domestic club game in France since leaving Le Havre for United’s academy in 2009.
Guardiola claimed he was offered the chance to sign the midfielder from United back in 2018
And while securing Pogba the player is of huge attraction to PSG, there is also a feeling that bringing the 28-year-old back to France would be of major benefit commercially, too.
Juventus, Barcelona and Real Madrid are also monitoring Pogba’s situation and are likely to make pre-contract offers.
But Pogba wants to thoroughly assess all the options, including a potential new deal at United, before deciding his future.
Since returning from a hamstring month, Pogba has started to find form under Ralf Rangnick despite United’s recent wobbly form, having discovered an effective playing relationship in midfield along with Bruno Fernandes.
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