Manchester United will reportedly do everything in their power to prevent Paul Pogba from joining Real Madrid in the January transfer window
Although he has seemed to be on the verge of returning to action after a two-and-a-half-month absence due to an ankle injury, Pogba has prolonged his time on the sidelines for an alleged illness.
Often troubled by fitness problems, the 26-year-old has registered just five Premier League appearances for the Red Devils this term and has yet to open his goalscoring account.
Paul Pogba at his brother's wedding this weekend. 🕺🏿— Football Tweet (@Football__Tweet) December 17, 2019
He's missed Man Utd training every day since because of an illness. 😂 pic.twitter.com/Oqokz1jqAr
The French midfielder has a contract that ties him down to Old Trafford until 2021 but has already informed the club hierarchy that he has no intention of renewing it.
United can force Pogba to stay for another season as they did with David De Gea regardless of his wish, but it is understood that the player will try to force his way to La Liga.
Real Madrid and Barcelona have emerged as top candidates to snatch him, but according to the Daily Mail, Manchester United will not allow the club’s record signing to switch away from England this winter.
Pogba himself has already announced his desire to link up with his compatriot Zinedine Zidane at the Bernabeu but has failed to convince the board to sanction the move in the summer.
The feeling is mutual, as Zidane has also expressed his admiration for the World Cup winner after the two met in Dubai during Pogba’s rehabilitation in the UAE.