Paul Pogba is set to leave Old Trafford in the summer transfer window with Juventus, Real Madrid, and now Paris Saint-Germain interested. The once world-recording signing now has a set price-tag. Manchester United know of the 27-year-old World Cup winner’s desire to leave the club.
Price-Tag Set for Paul Pogba
Paul Pogba Valued at 75 Million Pounds
According to Express Sport, Manchester United are seeking a £75 million fee to part ways with Pogba amidst interest from abroad. This sees the Red Devils taking a loss of £20 million on the price they paid for him in 2016. However, the financial implications of the coronavirus make the deficit easier to come to terms with.
Since returning to Manchester United from Juventus, Pogba has appeared 178 times, scoring 34 and assisting 36 in the process. In all of Pogba’s matches with Juventus (also 178 appearances), he found the back of the net 34 times and was provider 40 times. So, his production in England mirrored his rate in Italy.
To date, Pogba has missed 56 matches due to injury for the Red Devils. His antics and attitude also cost him the occasional match. Manchester United extended his contract earlier this season to ensure he did not leave for free.
Juventus and Real Madrid Interested
Pogba’s former club Juventus are weighing up a move to bring the central-midfielder back to Turin. His agent, Mino Raiola, has a strong relationship with the Old Lady. Already representing Matthijs de Ligt, Wesley, and Franco Tongya, the super-agent knows how to strike a deal with the Italian giants. Having once worked a deal between Manchester United and Juventus before, the path to doing so again makes Juventus favourites for Pogba’s signature.
However, Cristiano Ronaldo’s current team faces stiff competition from his former club. Real Madrid also have the funds to land Pogba’s signature. With Toni Kroos and Luka Modric nearing the swan-songs of their careers, Los Blancos want to bolster their midfield ranks. With Atletico Madrid now favourites to win La Liga, Real Madrid have more incentive than ever to go on a summer transfer spree.
Paris Saint-Germain Join the Race
Mauricio Pochettino’s side are the latest team to ponder a move for the 2013/14 Serie A player of the year. After replacing Thomas Tuchel, the former Tottenham manager knows he will have money to work with in the summer.
Paris Saint-Germain’s domestic supremacy of the past decade is well documented. They believe Pogba is potentially the last piece of the puzzle needed to finally conquer Europe. Pogba, whose award cabinet is filled to the brim, is also yet to grasp the Champions League trophy.
Pogba has plenty of suitors, and the price-tag is now established. Come 2021, bar an extreme turn of events, Pogba will be with another European giant.