Paul Pogba set for a Premier League switch at the end of the season

Paul Pogba of Manchester United (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)
Paul Pogba of Manchester United (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images) /

According to recent reports, Paul Pogba is open to joining a rival Premier League outfit when his contract expires with Manchester United at the end of the season.

The report read:

"Paul Pogba is ready to wait until the end of the season to decide his future and is willing to listen to all options, which could include proposals from Premier League clubs.(Via: Telegraph)"

Apart from Premier League outfits, Paul Pogba has attracted interest from several other top clubs across Europe. The list includes Paris St Germain and Juventus, who are looking to secure the services of the French talisman.

The 28-year-old midfielder is keeping his options open by not limiting himself to an overseas move. Reports also suggest that Pogba has not ruled out the option of extending his contract with Red Devils.

Paul Pogba’s contract conundrum

Manchester United acquired the services of Paul Pogba for a staggering sum of €105 million in 2016. He signed a five-year contract with the Old Trafford side with an option to extend by another year. The French international earns £290,000 per week at Manchester United.

The contract is set to expire in June 2022 and Man United have left the new contract offer on the table. In a bid to stop the player from moving again on a free transfer (Paul Pogba joined Juventus for free in 2012), Manchester United have offered him a new contract worth £500,000 per week. However, the player and his agent are yet to respond to the new deal.

The new contract will make Pogba the second-highest earner at the club behind Cristiano Ronaldo.

Paul Pogba’s 2021/22 season in numbers:

Matches played (All competitions): 17
Goals scored: 1
Assists: 8
Pass completion rate: 83.4%

Amongst the Premier League clubs, only a few selected clubs can afford the central midfielder’s salary. Manchester City and Chelsea are the two clubs that can realistically afford to sign Pogba.

The Red Devils have lined up a set of replacements if the French international leaves the club in the summer. It’s interesting to see if United can tie the player down with a new deal.

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Should Paul Pogba extend his contract with Manchester United or should he move away from Old Trafford in pursuit of glory? Have your say below!