Manchester United privately willing to sell Paul Pogba on one condition
Manchester United are willing to allow Paul Pogba to join Real Madrid this summer – if they receive a bid in the region of £130million.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer refused to guarantee the Frenchman would remain at the club when he was quizzed on Pogba’s future last week and the midfielder is believed to be keen on an exit from Old Trafford.
Pogba was desperate to leave last summer under Jose Mourinho but he’s contracted for another two years at the Theatre of Dreams and the club have the option of extending that by a further 12 months.
It’s set to be a chaotic first summer in charge for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but keeping Pogba was seen as a priority.
Solskjaer refused to guarantee Pogba would stay at the club
Solskjaer refused to guarantee Pogba would stay at the club (Picture: Getty)
However, the Independent claim the club are willing to let Pogba go if they receive a club record bid in the region of £130m.
That would represent a £41m profit on the £89m United paid in 2016 and the’d also be shifting one of their highest earners off the books.
Clearly, United would also be losing one of their best players but there’s a fear that Pogba has already decided on leaving and it suits neither party to deny him his wishes.
Paul Scholes believes Pogba has failed to fulfill his potential at United but says the club would still be losing their star man should he leave this summer.
‘We all know Paul, we talk about potential, but he’s 26 years of age, he’s got to start producing it week in week out,’ said Scholes.
‘So you’re going to be losing a player who you know can be world class.’