Mark Goldbridge believes Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba could move to Paris Saint-Germain this summer if ex-Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane becomes manager of the French club.
This summer has seen managerial rumours dominate the news agendas, as the summer merry-go-round comes into full effect. PSG currently have Mauricio Pochettino at the helm, however, there have been reports that he could be in line for a sensational return to Tottenham. If that did happen, Zidane has been a name that has been reported as a possible replacement for Pochettino in Paris.
Pogba’s future at Manchester United isn’t a new topic. Ever since he made the club-record switch back to Old Trafford, he has constantly been a talking point for fans and pundits alike, as they debate whether he has done enough to pay back his astronomical fee.
Goldbridge revealed his interesting theory surrounding Pogba’s future when speaking on The United Stand’s YouTube channel:
“Now, Cristiano Ronaldo could well be pivotal to what Paul Pogba does this summer, because if Juventus move off Ronaldo, which apparently they want to do, they will have the money to bring in Paul Pogba. But if Cristiano Ronaldo goes to PSG, there is a feeling that Zidane could go to PSG with Ronaldo and he would take Pogba with him to PSG. So Ronaldo’s movement depends a lot on what’s happening with Paul Pogba this summer.”
TIF Thoughts on Pogba’s future…
With just one year left on his current deal at Manchester United, it could be wise for United to cash in on the Frenchman and try and recoup some of the fee they splashed out for him in 2016.
However, with United making significant progress this past term with a 2nd-place finish in the Premier League, Pogba could yet be persuaded to stay put at Old Trafford as he could be tempted into looking at the long-term vision.
Saying that, the reported wages that Pogba could be on with his prospective new deal at United are a pretty eye-watering £400k per week. If this is the case, it could be wise for United to put that sort of investment into more than one new position, rather than solely investing in Pogba.
Ronaldo, currently valued at £40.5m (via Transfermarkt), also has one year left on his deal at Juventus, so it could make sense for all parties if he departed. Like Manchester United, Juventus would surely be looking to recoup some of the transfer fee they splashed out on the Portuguese in 2018.