Liverpool have an opportunity to sign Paul Pogba from rivals Manchester United. The 28-year-old midfielder has declined for a contract extension and the Reds could sign him.
The Frenchman has been experiencing a lack of playing time under current head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Additionally, he hasn’t featured in the pre-season matches so far and his agent Mino Raiola had earlier met Liverpool representatives to discuss the transfer.
Pogba’s contract expires next summer but the Merseyside club would be mostly trying to sign him in January 2022. By then, he will have just six months for contract expiry.
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Paul Pogba joined Manchester United from Serie A heavyweights Juventus in 2016. However, he had a stint earlier with the Red Devils after joining the senior team from their youth academy.
Since Solskjaer was appointed as the new manager, Bruno Fernandez dominated his presence in the midfield. Pogba was even suffering from injuries and his form eventually dropped. But, he was fantastic in the Euros 2020 for France and his superb goal in the loss to Switzerland offers a lot of promise.
According to Le10Sport, his agent Raiola recently addressed the Reds for a possible deal for Pogba to Anfield. However, the chances of the transfer deal are less. Pogba is keen to play alongside French teammate Raphael Varane who will complete his move from La Liga giants Real Madrid.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are concerned about their midfield section as Wijnaldum left for Paris. They have lined alternatives but Pogba could be a perfect alternative.
However, Liverpool will face tough competition from Mauricio Pochettino’s Paris Saint Germain. They have assembled a good squad with the inclusion of Achraf Hakimi, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Georginio Wijnaldum and Sergio Ramos.
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