Paul Pogba now ‘very likely’ to STAY at Manchester United this summer after PSG landed Lionel Messi

August 10, 2021 Off By Oha

The Parisian side have long been credited with interest in signing the midfielderSportsmail reported on August 8 the club’s Messi move jeopardised a Pogba dealAnd it is now ‘increasingly unlikely’ he will join Paris Saint-Germain this window But theue to keep an eye on Pogba’s contract situati current deal expires next summer, meaning eave on a free transfer

Paul Pogba is reportedly very likely to stay at Manchester United this summer despite Paris Saint-Germain’s interest in signing him, with the side set to sign Lionel Messi. 

As of Tuesday August 8, Barcelona icon Messi is in Paris to sign his £1million-a-week, two-year deal with the French giants, and will be presented as a PSG player to media on Wednesday.

According to Sky Sports, the eye-wateringly expensive Messi move means a bid for Pogba in this transfer window is less and less likely.

Paul Pogba (pictured) is reportedly now very likely to stay at Manchester United this summer

Paul Pogba (pictured) is reportedly now very likely to stay at Manchester United this summer

The French giants are set to complete a hugely expensive move for Barcelona icon Lionel Messi on a £1million-a-week contract, the finances of which jeopardise a move for Pogba
Lionel messi

The French giants are set to complete a hugely expensive move for Barcelona icon Lionel Messi on a £1million-a-week contract, the finances of which jeopardise a move for Pogba

Pogba has long been admired by the French side, with his agent Mino Raiola believed to have held talks with the club regarding a potential move.

The 28-year-old’s £290,000-a-week contract at United expires next summer, meaning he could sign a pre-contract agreement with a club outside England in January for a free transfer at the end of the season. 

PSG are understood to be monitoring the situation with a view to a potential move next year, particularly if Pogba does not put pen to paper on a new deal at the Premier League side.

But Sportsmail reported on August 8 that signing Messi would probably jeopardise a move for the gifted midfielder, given the gargantuan costs involved in signing the Argentine.

Mauricio Pochettino is monitoring the situation, with Pogba's deal set to expire next summer

Mauricio Pochettino is monitoring the situation, with Pogba’s deal set to expire next summer

Mauricio Pochettino’s side would reportedly need to sell or loan around 10 players to finance a deal for Pogba.

Negotiations are continuing with Pogba’s representatives, but the 84-cap international is relaxed about his future, does not want to rush such a big career decision and United know there is currently no urgent time pressure.

The World Cup winner is highly rated by Red Devils manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in terms of both his talent and his attitude and application, and is thought to be looking forward to the new campaign. 

Solskjaer’s side open their Premier League season against at home against rivals Leeds on Saturday 14.