Football journalist Ian McGarry has been sharing some details on a potential new contract at Manchester United for midfielder Paul Pogba.
This comes after McGarry recently co-hosted the latest episode of the Transfer Window Podcast where he spoke about a number of topics concerning a range of Premier League clubs.
On the subject of Pogba and the possibility of him signing a new deal at the Manchester club, McGarry had this to say on the matter. (1.28)
He said: “A probably unexpected twist in the Paul Pogba relationship with the club, for it is our understanding that United are prepared to offer an olive branch to Pogba and his agent Mino Raiola, who we know has caused all sorts of rancour and problems for the club.
“Remember, he has 18 months left on his current deal, however, it appears that in Ed Woodward’s normal modus operandi, where he likes to tie players down to longer contracts, even if they’re not playing regularly in the first team, in order to preserve their value.
“They’re willing to just take a little hit on their pride and make an offer to Mino Raiola to come in and discuss an extended deal for Pogba rather than risk losing a lot of the equity that they invested in the player when they bought him for a then-record fee from Juventus three and a half years ago.”
As McGarry mentioned in the podcast, United signed Pogba back in the 2016 summer transfer window from Juventus for £94.5 million after releasing him to the Italian club on a free transfer back in 2012.
Overall, the Frenchman has made 185 appearances for United in which he has managed to score 34 goals and provide 36 assists along the way (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Ian McGarry’s comments on a potential new deal for Pogba…
Given how Pogba’s agent Raiola claimed that Pogba is not happy and has to leave United it will be interesting to see what happens with the Frenchman and his future in the coming weeks and months.
Would you like to see Pogba sign a new deal at United?
With the 27-year-old gathering some decent match ratings in his previous two Premier League games for the club, perhaps this is why it has been reported that the club could look to offer him a new deal.