Football journalist Ian McGarry has been sharing some news regarding Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba and the possibility of him signing a new deal with the Red Devils.
This comes after McGarry co-hosted a recent edition of The Transfer Window Podcast where he spoke about the latest news topics concerning a range of clubs.
On the subject of Pogba and the possibility of him signing a new deal at Old Trafford, something that has been subject to much speculation in recent weeks, McGarry had this to say on the matter (1:36):
“It’s our understanding that there’s been a pretty major shift in the attitude of Pogba’s agent, and indeed the player.
“Mino Raiola, who is his representative, having stonewalled attempts by United to open negotiations on an extension to a deal that runs out next summer and that could see Pogba sign a pre-contract with another club on January 1st has now accepted an invitation to enter into talks.
“This is probably because the chances of Pogba finding the club he wants i.e., Real Madrid, are fading.
“PSG certainly are in the mix with regards to taking him on a free transfer next summer. However, also we believe that Raiola wants basically to explore what the financial elements are because as we know, Mino likes his slice.”
TIF Thoughts on Ian McGarry’s comments on Pogba and the possibility of him signing a new contract…
As McGarry mentioned in the podcast, Pogba’s current contract at United, an extension on the original five-year deal that he signed when he returned to the club back in 2016, is set to expire next summer.
Would you like to see Pogba sign a new deal at MUFC?
Taking into account the Frenchman has managed to provide an impressive seven assists during United’s opening four Premier League games of the season, it’s easy to see why the club would want to tie him down to a new deal.
However, in our view, while it would be beneficial for United to get Pogba to sign a new contract based on his talent and what he’s done for the team so far this season, if he does it because his preferred option of a move to Real Madrid isn’t viable, it would disappointing if he stayed at United when he’d rather be at another club.