With his future at Old Trafford in the air, Manchester United have applied to Paul Pogba who could make him the highest paid player in Premier League history.
Manchester United’s Pogba contract expires at the end of the current 2021/22 campaign, meaning he has been allowed, from January 1, to speak to foreign clubs about free transfers on July 1.
According to the SunSport said the player himself did not decide whether to sign a new contract, which could see him earn around 400,000 pounds – about 480,000 euros – before the extension.
Real Madrid have been keen to sign Pogba, but are thought to be planning to invest in other clubs. Paris Saint-Germain have been linked with a move for the midfielder, and the 28-year-old has been linked with a return to Juventus, who played for Manchester United.
SunSport also said that his lucrative contract to stay at Old Trafford would earn him around 100,000 pounds – 120,000 euros – more than he could have obtained from any of the powerful European institutions mentioned above.
Mancheter United could look to sell Pogba this month in order to secure a loan from the Frenchman before losing him a free transfer in the summer, but now hope to persuade him to continue.
Despite their request, they replaced West Ham’s Declan Rice with Pogba. Ruben Neves is one who is thought to be considering it.