According to The Sun, Manchester United have set a new asking price for star player Paul Pogba ahead of the summer’s transfer window.
The new development will be music to the ears of both Italian champions Juventus and Spanish La Liga contenders Real Madrid who have both expressed interest in signing Pogba from Manchester United. Pogba had previously played for Juventus where he won four successive league titles from 2012 to 2016 before the Frenchman sealed a then world-record move back to Manchester United where he had graduated from their famed Academy.
The above mentioned publication said that Manchester United have placed an asking price of £100m on Pogba which is an increase on the £89m paid for his transfer some four years ago.
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Paul Pogba has one year to run on his contract at Old Trafford but the club has an extra year to add to it due to the clause in his contract signed in 2016.
The latest asking price from Manchester United is a significant decrease from the £180m transfer fee last summer which was a major stumbling block to Real Madrid signing him last summer. Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is a big admirer of his compatriot Pogba and he wanted him at the club last summer but the finance required to pull off such a move was a big issue.
Manchester United and Paul Pogba are ready to go their separate ways this summer and the £100m asking price shouldn’t be a problem to either Real Madrid or Juventus. Spanish champions Barcelona and Paris Saint Germain (PSG) are also capable as they have both been seriously linked to the player.
Paul Pogba is back in training after recuperating well from the ankle surgery he had in January. He has only been able to play eight times for Manchester United this term.