Somewhere, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer just wants all of this to be over and done (and, presumably, we don’t mean his tenure as Red Devils boss).
With Romelu Lukaku expected to leave town, Paul Pogba may soon be on his way as well. The speculation linking the World Cup winner to a summer exit has been given a boost by Pogba himself as he considers a move to either Juventus, Real Madrid, or – perhaps – Paris Saint-Germain.
Pogba was speaking at a promotional event in China when he was asked about his future. And the media-aware player certainly knew the microphones were hot. From Sky Sports:
“After this season and everything that happened this season, with my season being my best season as well, I think for me it could be a good time to have a new challenge somewhere else. I am thinking of this.”
Certainly some United fans will be hoping for a bit of addition by subtraction to go along with the many additions that would come from selling or swapping Pogba.
Real and PSG would have to give up something big to get Pogba, considering how much they’ve already spent on players in recent seasons, including this summer in Real’s case. You’d have to think a Pogba move would have “player(s) included” written all over the invitation.
Will United move the 26-year-old in the next seven weeks? He knows what he’s doing, and it’s imperative his bosses do, too.
I’m sticking with my illogical gut feeling for the past 2-3 months: A sensational Pogba for Neymar swap deal.