Manchester United confident on keeping Paul Pogba this summer due to doubts over Real Madrid and Juventus’ ability to finance a deal for the midfielder Pogba was keen on leaving Old Trafford last summer but he stopped short of handing in a transfer request.
Instead, his agent, Mino Raiola, did much of the dirty work and confirmed that he was ‘working’ on a deal that would see Pogba leave the club.
However, ole Gunnar Solskjaer refuses to sanction Pogba’s departure, telling the trace international that he wanted him to stay for another season to help guide United’s your players. Pogba was receptive to the idea, much in the same way that Cristiano Ronaldo was in 2008 when he was denied a move to Real Madrid.
But Pogba campaign has not gone as planned with injury limiting the Frenchman to just two appearances in the last six months. That’s seen Pogba’s value plummet from United’s price tag of £180m last summer to around £120m but according to ESPN the club are now more confident of keeping him.
Real Madrid and Juventus are the two most interested parties in Pogba but united doubt whether either club is willing to meet United’s asking price. On top of that, Pogba would command wages of around £300,000-a-week, meaning a salary of £14.4m-a-year.
Mazi chidubem ugwu reporting, obinwannem News