Raiola speaks out about Pogba future

    Mino Raiola has reiterated Paul Pogba’s desire to leave Manchester United as soon as possible, sparking a new round of transfer rumors.

    Pogba’s situation at Manchester United is the elephant in the room. The Frenchman has been underperforming for almost two years now and has recently lost a first-team status under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. In fact, since Bruno Fernandes arrived from Sporting Lisbon, the 27-year-old midfielder has fallen out of favor at Old Trafford.

    Pogba has long been an unpopular figure among the Manchester United fans, but he has recently become a fringe player. While he may settle with having a fractious relationship with the club’s supporters, the World Cup winner will hardly reconcile with playing second fiddle to anyone at any team.

    With his current contract with the Red Devils running out in the summer of 2021, the former Juventus talisman will be free to negotiate personal terms with foreign clubs already this winter. Furthermore, Pogba has never expressed any ambition to extend his stay in Manchester, which has seen him linked with other clubs on more than one occasion in the past.

    Real Madrid and Juventus have emerged as the likeliest candidates to take United’s unsettled star away from the Premier League. Both sides are on the lookout for potential high-profile reinforcements, and the France international perfectly fits the bill. Los Blancos and the Bianconeri have now received a transfer boost, as Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has once again spoken about his client’s unhappiness at the Theatre of Dreams.

    Raiola has been trying to broke Pogba’s exit for a couple of years now. The so-called super-agent has again confirmed his stance on his client’s life at Manchester United, risking to invite further rage from the club’s fans upon himself.

    “There’s no use ignoring it,” he told Tuttosport.

    “It’s better to speak honestly, look to the future, and not waste time trying to blame people: Paul is unhappy at Manchester United. He can no longer express himself as he wants to or in the way that’s expected of him.

    “He needs to change team, he needs a change of scene. He has a contract that expires in a year and a half’s time, in the summer of 2022. But, I think the best solution would be for him to leave in the next transfer window.

    “Otherwise, the club from Old Trafford, with whom he has a good relationship, know very well that they risk losing him on a free transfer, considering that right now he does not want to extend his deal.

    “If people don’t get that, they know very little about football. In any case, they’ll all blame me if Paul leaves next summer.”

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