Paul Pogba Rejects £50m Offer, Set to Leave Manchester United

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Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has turned a new £50million contract offer from the club, and that means he’s set to depart this summer. French powerhouse Paris Saint-Germain are willing and ready to pay United a £45m transfer fee for the pleasure of bringing Pogba back to his home country.,

The Frenchman turned down an extension that would provided him wages of £350,000-a-week. With just one year left on his current deal, Old Trafford must sell now, or risk losing him on a free next summer.

That would be the second time that Pogba left the club on a Bosman transfer/with his contract expiring. United moved on after that and adjusted just fine. There’s no reason to think they won’t  adapt again- just watch the soliloquy above by Roy Keane.

Pogba, 28, currently makes £250,000-a-week, but the bump up in pay, to the tune of 100Gs just didn’t just didn’t excite him enough. He’s also been linked, over the years, with a move to Real Madrid or back to Juventus. His agent Mino Raiola, is one of the most polarizing figures in all of sports.

Sir Alex Ferguson once referred to him at a “shit bag.”

Many, if not most United fans, might feel the same way, given what happened last October. You’ll recall Raiola stating, the night before the club’s biggest match of the season, (which saw them get eliminated from the UEFA Champions League competition) that Pogba was going to leave this summer.

Was that a distraction enough to result in defeat? Well it couldn’t help.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank, partnered with News NowBanks, the author of “Transatlantic Passage: How the English Premier League Redefined Soccer in America” and “No, I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” has regularly appeared in WGNSports Illustrated and the  Chicago Tribune.

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Comments

  1. Rather let him go he didn’t do enough to be offered that much money. Couldn’t build on France’s 2 goal lead. Nobody is irreplaceable. Too inconsistent anyway. Couldn’t win us finsl anyway.

  2. We’ll get a taxi for him get 55 mill and good ridence good on his day but how many days do you want I’m sure there’s players that don’t loose ball as often as him,
    Sure ole will sort it with better players,that work for team for 90mins

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