Paul Pogba “is open to a free transfer to the Premier League this summer” with Man City boss Pep Guardiola calling the Manchester United midfielder an “incredible player”.
- Paul Pogba’s contract with Manchester United ends this summer
- The midfielder can already talk to clubs across Europe on a free transfer
- However, the France international prefers to focus on Old Trafford form for now
- Pogba open to Premier League switch but also has interest from PSG
Paul Pogba is said to be open to transfer offers to another Premier League side this summer if he chooses to leave Manchester United.
The midfielder joined United for a club-record £89million in 2016 but his contract at Old Trafford will expire at the end of the season after a mixed spell where he often struggled to perform at his best -same.
Although he is now free to negotiate with any of Europe’s big clubs outside the Premier League, the 28-year-old is more focused on a strong end to the season with United after returning from injury.
Paul Pogba reportedly open to offers to stay in Premier League beyond summer
Since returning from injury, Pogba has regained form playing alongside Bruno Fernandes
According to Telegraphhe wants to stay out of talks over his future until the end of the campaign and that includes the potential option of a move to one of United’s rivals in England.
Despite the lack of a transfer fee, many clubs in England are still unable to afford the France World Cup winner’s wages, which could exceed £200,000 a week.
Manchester City could show some interest in taking on Pogba in a sensational switch between the cities at the Etihad Stadium, with Pep Guardiola once claiming he was offered the chance to sign the midfielder by Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola in 2018 when the player was at loggerheads with United boss Jose Mourinho.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola previously admitted Pogba was an ‘incredible player’
In January 2018, he said: “Two months ago he offered me (Henrikh) Mkhitaryan and Pogba to play with us. He was interested in Mkhitaryan and Pogba to play with us. Pogba is an amazing player. high level player.
While staying at United also remains a possibility, European clubs are still expected to come up with offers, with Paris Saint-Germain leading the charge from abroad.
Despite his popularity in his homeland, Pogba has never played a senior club game in France since leaving Le Havre for United’s academy in 2009.
Guardiola claimed he was offered the chance to sign the United midfielder in 2018
And while securing Pogba the player is a big draw for PSG, there’s also a feeling that bringing the 28-year-old back to France would also be a major commercial advantage.
Juventus, Barcelona and Real Madrid are also monitoring Pogba’s situation and are likely to make pre-contract offers.
But Pogba wants to thoroughly assess all options, including a potential new deal with United, before deciding on his future.
Since his month-long return to the hamstring, Pogba has started to find form under Ralf Rangnick despite United’s recent wobbly form, having discovered an effective playing relationship in midfield with Bruno Fernandes.