The Manchester United star could be on his way out of Old Trafford next season.
Ever since the return of Zinedine Zidane as Real Madrid boss, all the elite clubs across Europe are keen to keep hold of their star players. The likes of PSG, Chelsea are already negotiating with their star players. With the likes of Sadio Mane, Adrien Rabiot, Paul Pogba and Miralem Pjanic constantly linked with Zidane, it seems it will be an exciting summer for Real Madrid fans.
Manchester United were in talks to extend Pogba’s contract to fend off Real Madrid interest but it seems Mino Raiola has been told by Manchester United chiefs the amount Real Madrid will have to pay to lure the Frenchmen.
Manchester United directors have told Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola that the French midfielder will not be allowed to leave Old Trafford for less than £130million. Pogba has attracted interest from Real Madrid with Zinedine Zidane hoping to lure him to Spain in the summer as he looks to rebuild his squad for next season.
However, United are reluctant to see their star man go and plan to offer him a new mega-money contract to secure his long-term future. Reports in Spain suggest Pogba is open to the idea of playing for Zidane but Raiola has been informed by United they will not make it easy for Madrid to seal a deal.
Marca claims United have slapped a £130m price tag on the France international in an effort to ward off interest from the Spanish giants. Real remain hopeful of signing Pogba but are now also considering alternative options.
Pogba has played an integral role in helping transform United’s season since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s arrival back in December. He scored twice from the spot at the weekend as they beat West Ham 2-1 to claim three vital points in the race for the Champions League spots.
United are also contemplating handing Pogba the captain’s armband on a full-time basis in an attempt to sweeten a deal for him to remain at the club.
But while Pogba is thought to be flattered by the prospect of moving to Madrid, United will do everything in their power to keep the midfielder. And that means agreeing with boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that Pogba must remain a key part of the United squad for the long-term.
Pogba’s current deal has two years to run, although United have an option to extend that for a further 12 months. But the Red Devils could be willing to put a three-year extension on the table, tying Pogba to Old Trafford until 2024.
With United struggling to keep De Gea and sell Sanchez, the situation leaves Pogba and Raiola in the driving seat. They know United are desperate to keep Pogba and will do anything to keep him. For United, it seems they are willing to let Pogba go.