Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has stated that he intends to stay at Old Trafford till his contract comes to an end next summer, thus ruling out speculations that he might leave the club in January.
Speaking after France’s incredible comeback against Belgium on Thursday, the 28-year-old had this to say concerning the matter.
“I like Torino. I still talk to my old Juventus team-mates like Dybala. I’m at Manchester United and I have a year left on the contract. I want to finish the season with my club, then we’ll see.”
United are now left with two options, try and convince the Frenchman to sign a new deal or see him leave on a free transfer for the second time.
If they do manage to convince him to stay, Ole Gunnar Solksjaer will have to find a formation that brings out the best out of Pogba, or it will be difficult for the midfielder to perform as consistently as he does for France.
Should contract negotiation talks break down, it would be a great loss for the club considering Pogba is one of the best central midfielders in the game currently.
Pogba’s qualities in midfield are undoubtedly top class, and if United are anticipating a trophy haul in the coming years, letting him go cannot be an option for the giants.
Reports from France this week have revealed that Pogba has told people privately that he wishes to stay in Manchester and this will be a relief to United fans.
This however does not guarantee anything, as Pogba is clearly weighing his options and waiting for his agent’s advice.