Paul Pogba of Manchester United and Cristiano Ronaldo in the background during the warm up prior to a UEFA Champions League match. (imago Images) Transfer News: Manchester United open to selling injury stricken Paul Pogba in January According to the Daily Star (h/t The Express), Manchester United are ready to sell injury-ridden star Paul Pogba in January as they are prepared to cut their losses instead of losing him on a free transfer.
The 28-year-old has been incredible for the Red Devils since his £89million move in 2016. Pogba has often received criticism for not turning up in the big games, but his contributions have been key to the club over the last half a decade.
This season alone, the Frenchman has bagged 7 assists in just as many league starts. However, he did not paint himself in glory during his last game for the club. United were already down by 4-0 to Liverpool, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer decided to bring the midfielder into the game.
Manchester United star Paul Pogba is in the final year of his contract. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) Instead of helping out, he was at fault for the fifth goal and was sent off later for a rough challenge on Naby Keita. And in what could be a big decision, that could be the player’s last Premier League game for the club.
The French international has a little over six months on his contract and could leave on a free transfer next summer. Real Madrid, PSG, and Juventus are interested, and the United board are ready to sell their academy graduate in January.
However, they shall only do so if they can find a replacement for him in the winter transfer window. This is a huge U-turn because both parties wanted to agree on a new contract last summer.
Manchester United are open to selling Paul Pogba in January. (imago Images) More Manchester United News Transfer News: AC Milan looking to offer Manchester United target Franck Kessie a new contractManchester United midfielder Paul Pogba could be ruled out with a thigh injury until the new yearManchester United could make a move for Sevilla defender Jules Kounde in the January transfer window This decision comes after Pogba suffered a thigh injury during training with the French national team. He is set to be out for ten weeks, ruling him out of action until the end of the year.
Regardless, it looks like he will not be featuring for the club even when he gets fit. However, it remains to be seen whether any of the interested parties prefer to sign him in January for a cut-price fee or on a free transfer next summer.