Fabrizio Romano has been speaking on Rio Ferdinand’s FIVE YouTube channel about Paul Pogba’s contract situation.
The French midfielder has constantly been linked with a move away from Old Trafford with the likes of Real Madrid, PSG and Juventus all having been credited with an interest in the World Cup winner previously.
Will Paul Pogba sign a new contract with Man United?
Over the summer, there was a lot of interest seemingly from PSG and now with under 12 months left on his contract and having been benched against both Atalanta in the Champions League and then against Liverpool in the league, he could well be considering his options beyond next summer.
Romano has revealed what Pogba is thinking in terms of potentially signing a new deal.
(17:13) “He’s injured so I think in this moment, there is nothing else to say we have to wait and see. Some reports from France are saying that he’s prepared to sign a new deal as soon as possible with Manchester United and he is happy to sign a deal.
“From what I’m told, this kind of story is not correct yet the point is Pogba is, and I know it maybe seems crazy right now because he’s not in the best moment for Man United.
“But since July, since August he’s been very happy at Man United as a club, I’m talking about the club, the atmosphere, he was super happy during the summer when they signed Sancho, Varane and Cristiano as it was showing ambition.
“So Pogba loves Manchester life, loves the club and this kind of feelings, but then on the pitch in the key games, he was not playing and because against Atalanta he was on the bench, against Liverpool, he was on the bench. So he is not happy with the current situation and this is why he’s going to wait.”
TIF Thoughts on Pogba…
Much like Man United, Pogba started this season in the Premier League in red hot form registering seven assists in his first four matches, however, both the team and Pogba himself have seen their recent form dip having lost to both Manchester City and Liverpool at home quite convincingly.
Given that PSG were very much interested in Pogba last summer, they may well look to offer the midfielder a pre-contract in January if he doesn’t pen one with the Red Devils before that as it would likely see him win more trophies given the Parisians’ usual dominance domestically, and also allow him to return to France for the first time since he left to join Man United’s academy.