Manchester City are looking to sign Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba on a free transfer this summer, as per Daily Mail.The Frenchman’s contract with the Red Devils is up in June as he’s headed for a second exit from Old Trafford after rejoining the club in 2016. Signed for a then-world record fee of £89 million, Pogba has had a rollercoaster time at the club, with transfer rumors never far away.
The Frenchman has also failed to live up to his reputation at United and despite flashes of brilliance, his performances have been plagued by inconsistencies. In 233 games for the Red Devils, Pogba has registered 39 goals and 51 assists.Now, with no indication of Pogba signing an extension, he could leave, and it has been reported that City are interested in his services. Given their financial muscle, the Premier League champions are capable of tabling a lucrative offer for him. Pogba currents earns £290,000 per week at Old Trafford.Manager Pep Guardiola wants to bring in a new central midfielder, as Fernandinho is set to depart the Etihad in the summer once his contract expires.
Frenkie de Jong, highly rated but expensive.
Scouts have monitored Matheus Nunes too. pic.twitter.com/NLL9t69SYR
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Pogba has been named on the list of potential replacements, although convincing him to switch allegiance could be a challenge.
Joining derby rivals on a direct transfer will not go down well with the Manchester United faithful, who were anguished by Carlos Tevez in the past. The Argentinian swapped United for City in 2009, causing huge controversy and making himself an arch-enemy at Old Trafford.
If Pogba treads down the same route, he could expect a hostile reaction from the Red Devils faithful too. However, the 29-year-old has also garnered interest from PSG and his former team Juventus, who’re open to bringing him back to Turin.
Last year, City had the chance to sign Cristiano Ronaldo following his departure from the Bianconeri. However, they didn’t because of the attacking riches at their disposal. United then moved to bring in their prodigal son, 12 years after he had left to join Real Madrid.
PSG want to bring Manchester City target Paul Pogba back to France
PSG want to bring Pogba back to his home country, where he’s never played at a senior level. Last month, French news outlet Foot Mercato reported that the World Cup winner met with PSG’s sporting director Leonardo to discuss a possible move.
🔥 PSG are continuing negotiations to transfer 🇫🇷 Paul Pogba. #PSG
— Ekrem KONUR (@Ekremkonur) May 4, 2022
The Ligue 1 champions haven’t officially made an offer for Pogba. However, recent reports claim that PSG are continuing to negotiate, and the player might as well agree to a move if a lucrative deal is put forth.