Dec, 8th 2020 – Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has revived the debate of his client leaving Manchester United after he claimed that Pogba is not happy.
Raiola has urged United to sell their record signing next summer or risk losing him for nothing when his contract expires in June 2022.
Raiola said, “He has a contract that will expire in a year and a half, in the summer of 2022, but I believe the best solution for the parties is to sell it to the next market.”
He added, “Otherwise, the Old Trafford club, with which relations are excellent, knows that they would risk losing him on a free transfer, given that for the moment it is not the player’s intention to extend the contract. If someone doesn’t understand it – they understand very little about football. In any case, let them blame me if Paul leaves next summer.”
The agent has also intimated that Pogba will not sign a new deal at old Trafford, a statement that will not go down well with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
He said, “It is useless to go around it. Better to speak clearly, look ahead and not waste time looking for culprits. Paul at Manchester United is unhappy, he is no longer able to express himself as he would like and as expected of him. He has to change teams, he has to change the air.“
Since Pogba’s transfer four years ago, Raiola has criticized the direction of the team. Earlier this season, United triggered a one year extension in Pogba’s contract until summer 2022 to guard against losing him as a free agent at the end of the campaign.
Ole Gunnar’s team requires a point in Germany to guarantee passage but in case they loose, they will drop into Europe’s second-tier competition.