Paul Pogba looks increasingly likely to sign a new deal to stay at Manchester United, according to reports.
The midfielder’s current £350,000 a week is due to expire in summer 2022 and it’s appeared likely a parting of ways is on the cards.
United resisted all opportunities to push Pogba out the exit door this summer, despite widespread reports they could sell the 28-year-old.
However, after a promising start to the season in which he already has five assists, Pogba now seems destined to stay. Talks over a new deal are continuing between United officials and agent Mino Raiola, as per Fabrizio Romano.
Pogba appears convinced that United are ready to challenge for honours under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Furthermore, the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo appears to reinforced that belief.
Furthermore, two of Pogba’s potential destinations now look off limits.
Firstly, Real Madrid no longer appear a viable option. That’s after they instead signed Eduardo Camavinga in a €30m deal.
The France midfielder was being considered by United as a potential replacement for Pogba, but he’s instead moved to the Bernabeu.
In addition, PSG now look to have turned their attention towards Franck Kessie. The AC Milan man is out of contract next summer and Todofijaches claims he will sign there as a free agent in 2022.
Furthermmore, Solskjaer is ready to play an ace card by informing Pogba he can become the main man at United. He wants to grant the midfielder a free role and without the limitations Jose Mourinho placed on his game. He’s also ready to tell him he’ll regret it massively if he leaves now just as the club are returning to their best.
Pogba also hinted at his happiness at Old Trafford in a recent interview.
Speaking to Norwegian television channel TV2, Pogba stated: “To be honest, I am very happy, I enjoy myself. The Premier League is back, I play football again after a nice holiday, so it is very, very good.
“When you get to a final and lose, it is always very painful. Now we are hungry to do better than last season and we want to win a trophy.
“I’m happy. To be honest, I’m glad I’m feeling good. I’m healthy, I have no injuries and I’m happy.”