Paul Pogba recently ended the speculation that he has been offered a huge new contract at Manchester United. The Frenchman is in the final six months of his contract and his contract will expire in the summer of 2022. This means he is free to negotiate with other clubs in Europe about the pre-contract agreements.
The midfielder insists his only focus is on returning from injury. He added that United has made no offer of an extension recently.
However, various reports suggested that United has offered Pogba £500k-per-week so that he stays with the club. Although a spokesperson has sent Daily Mail a statement that no such contract was provided to him.
“To clarify media reports, Paul has not been offered a new contract in recent months.
Paul is fully focused on his recovery from injury with the aim of helping the team as soon as possible.”
Pogba made a big-money move from Juventus to Old Trafford in an £89million transfer in 2016. He has been out of action as he suffered a hamstring injury during the November international break.
Meanwhile, the Frenchman has made 212 appearances for The Red Devils scoring 38 times in all competitions.
Manchester United’s stand regarding Pogba
Manchester United has made it clear that they want to extend the contract with Pogba. However, the 28-year-old midfielder is looking to move out of Old Trafford.
Manchester United’s new head coach Ralf Ragnick has made his stance clear regarding Pogba in his statement.
“I wouldn’t say he is not worth keeping but players need to want to stay and play for the club,”
If a player doesn’t want to play for a club like Manchester United, even in the long term, I don’t think it makes sense to convince him to change his mind.
This is such a massive club, with fantastic support, I don’t think anyone at the club should try to convince a player to stay.
Let’s have him come back, get fully fit and training with the team, then we will see where we stand.”
Paul Pogba is expected to return in February from injury and it would be interesting how the United management acts regarding his contract issue.