Paul Pogba will once again try to seal a summer pass from Manchester United.
Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, said during the January relocation window last month that the only goal of the World Cup winner in January was to return to full fitness.
“For now he [Pogba] must be fit. “
However, he has done little to dampen speculation about his client’s long-term future, having seen Pogba push for an exit from Old Trafford last summer amid Real Madrid’s interest.
“I expect my players to be happy and I expect clubs to be happy. This is my job. My job is to get both sides happy if possible. If one of those parts isn’t happy, then there are other ways to solve that.
“But that’s not the way to speak or speculate today. I don’t say anything for sure. There is only one thing for sure in life and it’s that one day you die.”
Pogba wanted a “new challenge” last summer, but a move to Real Madrid never materialized, despite Zinedine Zidane wishing to bring his compatriot on board.
Los Blancos has spent a lot on strengthening other areas of his team, with Florentino Perez giving priority to the signing of Eden Hazard.
Raiola said he was “sorry” that a move could not be sealed in December.
“Okay, there has been a lot of interest from Real Madrid and Manchester hasn’t let him go. We haven’t made any fuss and he hasn’t made fuss because I work in agreement with the player.
“You know other players can take things to the extreme but Paul doesn’t like it. So you work differently.”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said that Pogba was a key man for his united team during this period, but he saw the Frenchman make only six Premier League appearances, as injuries devastated his 2019-2020.
It is unlikely that it will reappear until March, after Solskjaer has confirmed that he will not travel with the team to their hot training camp in Marbella.
While he remains a popular figure in Carrington, the Manchester Evening News reports that he has told teammates he wants to leave.
And there are rumors that there are teammates in the locker room of Old Trafford who agree that it’s best if it goes on – for both the player and the club.
United, having resisted its sale last year, will once again have to make a decision, about a player who has a contract until 2021, but for whom United has the opportunity to bet on another year.
Real Madrid may be interested again, having not added anyone to the central area of the midfield last summer and with Luka Modric and Toni Kroos both in their thirties. However, the emergence of Federico Valverde means that it is far from obvious.
Juventus has also been tied to his return to Turin, after cutting their wages in January with the releases of the big earning couple Emre Can and Mario Mandzukic.
Tuttosport he said that he will be the number 1 summer target of the Italian champions.
United himself is already looking at midfield goals for the summer, despite Bruno Fernandes’ arrival in January.
Both Jack Grealish and James Maddison are on their wish list, having recited this term for Aston Villa and Leicester City respectively.