Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has made a U-turn on his long-term future at Old Trafford and is now open to penning a new long-term contract at the club.
The 27-year-old star rejoined the club for a then-world record sum of £89 million but he’s requested to leave the club in two of the last three summer transfer windows.
Those requests have been blocked by the club’s board, who feared an exodus if their star man was allowed to depart while the clubs was in transition.
However, the Telegraph states that Pogba came to an informal agreement with United’s management in 2019 that would have allowed him to quit this summer if a ‘suitable’ offer arrived.
Pogba felt confident that the likes of Juventus, Real Madrid and Barcelona would offer him a route out of United but he now looks set to stay in the north-west due to an astonishing turn of events.
The COVID-19 crisis has had a grave effect on club finances across the globe, meaning Paul’s options are limited.
United valued the Frenchman at over £100 million last summer and his £230,000-a-week wages are enough to put off the limited sides that could afford to sign the Frenchman.
Given the circumstances, Paul is now minded to stay at Manchester United and the arrival of playmaker Bruno Fernandes has convinced the Frenchman that United are on the up again.
United lost just two games from mid-January onwards and the World Cup winner was relieved of the burden of being the club’s main creator with Bruno in an attacking midfield position.