Paul Pogba, on the overall, had a respectable 2020/21 season.
The Frenchman missed a few games due to injury.
However, when healthy, Pogba had been in good form — the midfielder had contributed five assists and three goals in 26 Premier League appearances.
Despite Pogba’s strong season, his representative Mino Raiola said in December that his client was dissatisfied at Old Trafford and that his time at Manchester United had come to an end.
Raiola then attempted to generate rumours about his client perhaps joining Real Madrid once again.
Paul Pogba (right) of Manchester United and Bertrand Traore of Aston Villa struggle for the ball during the Premier League match at Villa Park in Birmingham. Date of the photograph: Sunday, May 9, 2021. (Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images, used with permission from Getty Images)
Pogba to quit Manchester United for nothing?
All of this comes with little over a year remaining on Pogba’s current deal, which runs until the summer of 2022.
Regardless of the player, having someone sidelined with less than a year left on their contract is not an ideal position for a team.
If Pogba does not agree to a new contract, it may be worthwhile for the Red Devils to sell him this summer in order to recuperate some money rather than allowing him walk for free at the end of next season.
Pogba moving on a free transfer seems to be another source of concern for the Manchester powerhouse.
According to an ESPN story published Tuesday:
Manchester United will seek discussions with Paul Pogba on concerns he would breach his contract, sources said ESPN.
If that does not work and Man United opts to sell Pogba this summer, it does not seem as if there are many bidders at the moment.
According to ESPN, no big European team has made a formal approach to sign Pogba.
They say that there are still concerns about Real Madrid, Barcelona, or Juventus being able to afford the financial investment required to acquire the Frenchman.
However, those clubs, along with PSG, are allegedly interested in signing Pogba on a free transfer next year.