Paul Pogba's agent says it is 'over' at Man Utd and pushes for January transfer as he's unhappy and won't sign new deal
PAUL POGBA is finished at Manchester United.
That is the opinion of his agent Mino Raiola who says the player is unhappy and can no longer express himself on the pitch.
Raiola said: “I can say that it’s over for Paul Pogba at Manchester United.”
He went on to say that it is time for United’s board to stop skirting around the subject and sell him soon before he becomes a free agent in 18 months time, insisting he has no intention of signing a new deal.
Raiola said: “It is useless to go around it.
“Better to speak clearly, look ahead and not waste time looking for culprits: Paul at Manchester United is unhappy, he is no longer able to express himself as he would like and as expected of him.
“He has to change teams, he has to change the air. He has a contract that will expire in a year and a half, in the summer of 2022, but I think the best solution for the parties is to sell in the next market.
"Otherwise, the Old Trafford club, with whom relations are excellent, knows well that they would risk losing him on a free transfer, given that for the moment it is not the player's intention to extend the contract.
“If someone doesn't understand it, they understand very little about football. In any case, let them blame me if Paul leaves next summer."
The club record signing has been agitating to leave for 18 months now, announcing in the summer of 2019 that he was ready for a new challenge.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was ready to see the back of him then but United’s asking price of £180million scared everyone off including front runners Real Madrid.
United would now accept the £89million they paid Juventus back in August 2016.
The extra year on Pogba’s contract was triggered by the club this season so it will not expire until the summer of 2022.
On Saturday Pogba’s close friend and former United star Patrice Evra blamed the United board for not getting him sold in the summer.
He claimed Pogba told them he wanted out and they did not act.
Evra said: “The problem is they did not deal with it at the beginning of the season.
“He talked to the board and said he wanted to leave.
“It is difficult to blame him because he has been honest with the board.”
Both Real Madrid and Juventus have been linked with moves for the midfield ace.
And in October, Pogba, 27, revealed he dreamed of playing for Real one day but said he was happy at United for the time being.
Speaking on international duty, the midfielder said: "I am at Manchester. We know that this has been spoken about a lot and I have not [spoken about it].
"I heard a lot of noise that I was going to leave and I was going to leave to clubs left and right.
"Today, I am still at Manchester United and I am fighting to try to take the club even higher.
'IT'S A DREAM'
"We have all heard these things that have been said. What to respond?
"Yes, all footballers would like to play for Real Madrid. Maybe it is a dream. It is a dream for me, why not one day?
"As I have said, I am at Manchester United and I like my club.
"I am performing at Manchester United, I am enjoying myself and I want to do everything I can to get the club back to where it deserves to be.
"I am going to give my maximum, like my teammates. I prefer to concentrate on football and on returning to fitness."
Pogba scored a screamer during United's 3-1 comeback win at West Ham on Saturday.
But replays did show the ball went out of play in the build up and VAR should have ruled it out.
The France international also revealed details of his coronavirus hell saying he felt 'strange and exhausted'.
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