Transfer News: Paul Pogba will leave Manchester United next summer, says personal trainer
According to Italian source Calciomercato via Sport Witness (h/t The Mirror), Paul Pogba will certainly leave Manchester United in the summer transfer window, according to his personal trainer. Uncertainty has surrounded his future at Old Trafford for quite a while, and this update could give some idea of what lies ahead for him.
Pogba has less than six months left on his current contract with the Red Devils. There have been no signs of an extension, with Ralf Rangnick already hinting at a summer exit. He also can legally reach a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs at this moment.
Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus are likely to be keeping tabs on the Frenchman ahead of next season. Now, his personal trainer named “Coach Maddy” has confirmed that a departure will take place for sure in the summer transfer window. He even goes on to say that it would probably be best for the midfielder and Man United to separate after this term.
“Regarding Pogba, at the end of June, he will no longer be a Manchester United player. I think it is right for him to look elsewhere, perhaps Manchester also wants to renew themselves and the most sensible thing is to separate.”
“The time will come to change and try new challenges, new emotions, new environments for both Pogba and Manchester, to try something different and maybe they will both be happy. Right now I think he’s enjoying himself, they have a good team, especially since Ronaldo decided to return. The problem is that the results don’t come.”
Would not be a surprise
We cannot firmly rule out the possibility of the 28-year-old leaving us at the end of this campaign. After all, the central midfielder has not penned a new contract so far, indicating that an exit is becoming a likely possibility with each passing day. That is especially the case considering how he is stalling a renewal when an offer has been on the table since the start of this season.
Losing someone like the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner would be a massive hit on the quality of our squad. The board must prepare for life after him and shortlist appropriate transfer targets to replace him- because a star of his ability will leave a big void when he leaves.
Perhaps “Coach Maddy” is right after all. Parting ways with each other may be in the best interests of all the parties under the current circumstances. The France international has failed to perform at his best regularly enough even when he has excelled for his national team.
If the Red Devils ace has not signed a new contract so far, maybe it is for the best if he leaves in the end. We do not want to keep hold of players who are unsure or do not give a firm stance about their future at this moment. Then again, one could also argue that the midfielder could be waiting to see how the board addresses the managerial uncertainty at Old Trafford.
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It remains to be seen how this situation will pan out in the coming months ahead of the summer transfer window. Ideally, we would want to keep Pogba because he continues to be one of the top midfielders in England. However, an exit would not be the end of the world for us.
United have seen legendary players come and go. We will survive after Pogba’s exit and there will soon be another star for the fans to cheer. But when it comes to protecting our interests in the near future, we must ensure that the team strengthens- not weakens- at a time when there is a potential rebuild on the horizon in the summer.