Over the last couple of days, multiple reports have been flying across England, linking Paul Pogba with a sensational free transfer to Manchester City. The 29-year-old’s current contract with arch-rivals Manchester United expires in the summer. And it is being told that Pogba has no intention to sign a renewal. However, it now seems that Pogba could be staying in Manchester beyond 2022, wearing blue on matchdays. The Frenchman has constantly reiterated that he has not yet decided on his future. But with reports circulating about Man City targeting Paul Pogba, he might have his mind made up soon.
United recently announced Erik Ten Hag as their new manager from next season. Since then, there had been plenty of talks regarding the possible outgoings and incomings at Old Trafford. But there had been no indications of Pogba making the transfer across Manchester until last night. In the summer of 2016, Pogba made a blockbuster comeback to United from Italian giants Juventus. That deal still stands as Manchester United’s most expensive transfer.
Paul Pogba to Guardiola’s City: Will it work?
Let us consider that Man City targeting Paul Pogba proves true in the summer. Now, City has already signed Julian Alvarez from River Plate. Borrusia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland seems to be on the way as well. Both being attackers, getting a midfielder of Pogba’s quality on a free could prove City’s clever piece of business. They are especially considering long-serving midfielder Fernandinho’s impending departure. Furthermore, İlkay Gündoğan could also be out on his way. All in all, the stars seem to be aligning for Pogba and City to join forces.
The other alternatives
It has been six years since Pogba’s homecoming. Every other summer, a transfer rumor linking him with a move away. Man City targeting Paul Pogba is only an addition to that. Juventus is always making the rounds after returning to his previous club. Cash-rich Paris Saint-Germain is also said to be interested. Real Madrid and Barcelona are never far away from a big-name signing. The Frenchman is set for a possible career-defining decision in the next few months.