Manchester United Flop Paul pogba Set For Winter Exit
Manchester United flop Paul Pogba is set to leave Manchester United in January, according to his agent Mino Raiola, who claims his client needs ‘a change of scenery’ and says the midfielders United career is over.
One could be forgiven for believing the new scenery is the inside of a treatment room in Barcelona or Madrid, or perhaps the bench in Turin, given the £89.3 million signings lack of form and fitness since his return to Old Trafford.
While United triggered the World-Cup winner’s contract extension, tying him to the club until 2022, Raiola stated it would be better for all involved if Pogba were to be sold in the upcoming transfer window.
“It’s over between Manchester United and Pogba.
“No point beating around the bush, it’s better to speak clearly, look forward and not waste time looking for people to blame: Paul is unhappy at Manchester United.
“He is unable to express himself as is expected from him. He needs a change of club; a change of scenery.
“He has a contract which runs out in a year and a half — in the summer of 2022 — but I believe the best solution for everyone is that he leaves in the next transfer window.
“Otherwise, United know well the risk of losing him for nothing, given at the moment the player has no intention of extending his contract. If someone doesn’t understand this, they understand little or nothing about football.
“In any case, they can all blame me if next summer Paul leaves,” said Raiola.
But where will he go?
With United previously handing out inflated contracts to hold onto players who wanted to leave, one hopes Woodward and the Glazers hold firm in this instance, and do indeed part ways with the midfielder who has performed better on Instagram than he has the pitch.
In recent seasons, Real Madrid and Juventus have shown interest in signing Pogba, however, the coronavirus crisis has thrown football into turmoil.
In his first spell at Juventus, and with the French national team, Pogba has shown he is more the icing on the cake, rather than the eggs and flour that hold it together.
With Real Madrid eyeing Kylian Mbappe and Juventus approaching a rebuild, it remains to be seen if the two powerhouses can afford such luxury at a time when transfer budgets are better spent on bread and water.