Manchester United is denying claims that Paul Pogba has requested a move to Barcelona.
The Daily Mail’s Chris Wheeler lifts the lid on a blockbuster bunch of rumors, saying that Pogba has already agreed to a $453,000 weekly wage with the Blaugranas.
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He also said that Pogba has told his teammates and club chairman Ed Woodward that he wants the move away from Old Trafford. From The Daily Mail:
The 25-year-old France midfielder is also understood to have sent a text message to Ed Woodward, informing United’s executive vice-chairman of his desire to go, although the club flatly deny this.
The report also says agent Mino Raiola has orchestrated a five-year deal, but is refusing comment on behalf of his player and United.
This is the one window in which United would be hamstrung by such a late-moving deal, as Pogba would not have to be sold before Thursday’s Premier League transfer deadline.
But United would not be able to buy a replacement if the move happened after Thursday, and Pogba was very good at the World Cup (as well as for United, but that’s a contentious opinion amongst certain nuts).
Pogba scored six goals with 10 assists in 27 Premier League appearances, though those performances are better than his work in the UEFA Champions League.