Why the possibility of Paul Pogba extending Manchester United stay has grown
Manchester United appear to have been handed a boost when it comes to the possibility of them keeping Paul Pogba beyond the current campaign.
Paul Pogba’s future up in the air
The future of Manchester United star Paul Pogba has been up in the air for some time now.
Mino Raiola claimed back in December of 2020 that his client was unhappy at Old Trafford, adding that it was ‘over’ for him at the club.
This was followed by Raiola once again attempting to drum up speculation surrounding a potential move to Real Madrid for his client.
All of this comes with Pogba now having just over six months to run on his current Man United contract.
This, of course, means that he will be free to negotiate a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs from January.
Why Pogba may be more likely to stay at Manchester United
Now though, recent reports suggest that United’s chances of keeping Paul Pogba at the club have grown.
But why is this?
Well, according to the Mirror citing Spanish outlet Marca, Real Madrid have called off their attempts to sign the Frenchman, with Los Blancos said to be not willing to sign Pogba as they believe he would not fit into their squad.
The report adds that Madrid was thought to be Pogba’s preferred destination, but he will now be forced to reassess his options which, in turn, has led to the possibility of him staying at United growing:
Pogba will now be forced to reassess his options and with his favoured club now off the table, the possibility of an extended stay at United has grown.