Manchester United star Paul Pogba ‘close to PSG agreement’ as Glazers set new price tag
Manchester United star Paul Pogba is close to reaching an agreement with Paris Saint-Germain over personal terms, according to reports. However, the Glazers aren’t willing to let him leave on the cheap. And they’re wanting big money in order to let the 28-year-old leave.
Manchester United, right now, want Pogba to stay.
The France international has just one year left on his current contract and no agreement is currently in sight.
Several clubs have been linked with the midfielder, who has won just two trophies since moving from Juventus back in the summer transfer window of 2016.
Barcelona are in the mix, despite their dire financial situation, with reports suggesting they’re looking at a swap deal to bring the player to Catalonia.
Juventus are also in the frame, with the Old Lady eager to re-sign their former midfielder.
However, Canal Supporters claim PSG are now in pole position – and that the Ligue 1 giants are close to agreeing personal terms with the World Cup winner’s camp.
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It’s claimed PSG have convinced Pogba with their ambition, especially after already landing Gianluigi Donnarumma, Georginio Wijnaldum and Achraf Hakimi so far.
And the United star is hellbent on moving to the Parc des Princes.
However, while that’s the case, the Glazers are unwilling to let their prized asset go on the cheap.
Despite Pogba having just a year left on his deal, it’s claimed they want a fee in the region of £62million and £72m in order to let him go.
That’s close to the £89m they paid for the midfielder five years ago – but whether PSG opt to spend that high, especially in the midst of a pandemic, remains to be seen.
Should United lose Pogba, then several names will inevitably be linked with the Red Devils.
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They’ve had long-standing interest in Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish for a number of years and could be tempted to go after the playmaker this summer.
Manchester City, as things stand, are frontrunners in the race to sign the England international.
But United will have money in the bank if they lose Pogba and could certainly be forgiven for going back in for him, despite being rebuffed by Villa 12 months ago.
Bayern Munich’s Leon Goretzka has also been linked.
And though the midfielder’s preference would be to stay at the Allianz Arena, United could tempt him with a big wage offer.
Then, there’s Eduardo Camavinga.
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The France international is one of the most-talented players of his generation and, at the age of 18, has the potential to get even better.
Yet United aren’t alone in admiring the Rennes star, with Real Madrid and PSG also amongst his potential suitors.
Meanwhile, former Tottenham star Jamie O’Hara feels Pogba will go – and insists Fred and Scott McTominay aren’t at a level good enough to step up should that happen.
O’Hara said on the talkSPORT Breakfast show: “He [Pogba] isn’t going to sign a new deal. Mino Raiola isn’t going to let him sign a new deal to stay at Manchester United for the sake of it.
“He’s going to want to see progression. Pogba wants to know ‘are we challenging and are we going to win things?’
“The players they are signing, I think they are on that way again. I don’t think he signs a new deal, I think he’s going to leave on a free.
“I think with the agent he’s got and the way Pogba is, I can see Pogba leaving on a free transfer.
“In terms of playing, I love Pogba. Watching him in the World Cup, he was a breath of fresh air. I enjoyed watching him.
“He doesn’t do it for Manchester United at that level, but you’ve also got to understand the players he’s playing with in midfield for Manchester United are completely different to the players he’s played with for France and Juventus.
“No disrespect to Fred and McTominay, they are not on the level of Kante.
“You talk about where Manchester United need to improve the most, yes they need a centre-half and yes they’ve signed Sancho, they need a world class central midfielder.
“You are never going to win the Premier League with Fred and McTominay. You are never going to win the league with those players.”
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