The long-term future of Manchester United star Paul Pogba would have been on the front burner in the British media if not for the indefinite suspension of football in the United kingdom and Europe in general. Despite the embargo on football as a result of Coronavirus, Pogba’s future at Old Trafford is still being talked about.
The future of the French international at Manchester United will be much clearer when the transfer window reopens this summer though it must be pointed out that the time for the next transfer window billed for summer could still change depending on what happens to the remainder of this season.
Paul Pogba has previously been very vocal about leaving Manchester United for the second time but didn’t get his wish of a transfer away from the club last summer. His inactivity for Manchester United this season has gone a long way to heighten rumours of a move away from Old Trafford.
The Frenchman has been plagued with an ankle injury for the majority of this season thereby forcing him to do surgery at the start of this year. Pogba played eight times this season before football was suspended last month.
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Pogba was seriously touted as a possible signing for Spanish giants Real Madrid and former club Juventus shortly after he made it known to reporters that he would like to leave Manchester United while on an Adidas tour of Tokyo last summer. French giants Paris Saint Germain (PSG) and Spanish La Liga champions Barcelona are known admirers of the player.
Real Madrid and Juventus were unable to do any deal for him because of his price tag plus the unwillingness of the Red Devils to part with their best players. Manchester United’s position on Pogba leaving the club has been weakened mainly due to the brilliance of fellow midfielder Bruno Fernandes since he joined Manchester United from Sporting Lisbon in January.
Real Madrid and Juventus have a better chance of signing him due to two factors including the weakened Manchester United stance on him leaving the club plus a lower price tag compared to last summer. Real Madris remain the favourites to sign Pogba due to the serious interest in him from manager Zinedine Zidane.
Transfer rating for Paul Pogba to Real Madrid is 7/10.