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Man United could lose 27-year-old star for free in eighteen months

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Paul Pogba could leave Manchester United on a free transfer in 18 months

According to The Athletic, Manchester United could end up losing star midfielder Paul Pogba on a free transfer once again in eighteen months’ time.

The 27-year-old Pogba came through the youth ranks at Manchester United but left the club in 2012 on a free transfer in search of regular first-team football.

Having joined Juventus, the Frenchman grew into one of the finest young central midfielders in the game, prompting Manchester United to shell out the big bucks to bring him back to the club in 2016.

Paul Pogba struggled against Arsenal
Paul Pogba has struggled in the new season

However, things haven’t gone according to plans for the player and the club since his return. Injuries, lack of consistency, controversies have meant that Pogba has never quite been able to fulfil the expectations placed on him upon his big-money return.

And after a poor start to the 2020/21 campaign, history could be set to repeat itself, as Pogba could be on his way out on a free transfer once again. (h/t The Athletic)

Pogba has eighteen months left on his current contract with Manchester United, which expires in the summer of 2022. And it is claimed that the 2018 FIFA World Cup has no intentions of renewing his deal with us. (h/t The Athletic)

In addition, it is also being reported that Pogba, while not inking a new deal, will not look to leave the club immediately either, in spite of the lack of playing time this season. This opens up the possibility of United standing to lose him for nothing in eighteen months’ time. (h/t The Athletic)

Pogba back on Real Madrid radar(Image Credits: Getty Images)
Pogba’s contract expires in 2022

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In spite of all the talent that he possesses, things just haven’t worked out for Pogba since returning to Old Trafford. Given his recent comments, it does seem like his heart is not at the club.

And, an exit in the next summer would possibly be the best possible outcome for all parties involved. If Pogba is allowed to run down his contract and leave for nothing in 2022, it will not paint the club in a good light.