Paul Pogba Demands Manchester United Exit After Agreeing Contract With Barcelona

Paul Pogba has told Manchester United that he wants to leave the side and join Barcelona, after reportedly agreeing a contract with the La Liga champions.

The 25-year-old has grown unhappy with life at Old Trafford, according to the Daily Mail, and now wants to move to Spain to play for La Liga giants Barca.


In 2016, Pogba re-joined the Red Devils from Juventus for a then world record £89million deal, but has now told the club in the past 48 hours that he wishes to leave. Reportedly, he midfielder has text executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward informing him of his desperation to leave this summer transfer window - though the club have denied this.

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It's thought that Pogba has already agreed terms with Barcelona, in a deal worth £89.5m over a course of five years. He will be paid £346,000 a week. His agent Mino Raiola has denied to comment on the situation.

Despite this, manager Jose Mourinho is eager to keep hold of his man ahead of the new season.

The World Cup star said earlier this summer via the Independent: "I am not the coach. You will have to see with him. He made his choices," stated Pogba, in quotes translated by several UK newspapers.

"Have I had talks with him? Not necessarily. He took me off, like that. Like I said, I do my job he does his. I am at Manchester, I have my contract her for now. All the rest is just words. That's it. I am concentrating on the World Cup.

"There is the team, the coach has to make his choices. If he thinks he has to put me on the bench because I was not good or he prefers to change the system, it is his choice. This year, I have been on the bench.

Pogba has just helped his national side France win the World Cup, in a tournament in which he was one of the standout performers. It's a huge difference from his time with Man United, where his form has been fleeting, at some points showing off his unbelievable talent, while other times, his head drops and his play becomes lethargic.

Jacque Talbot

Jacque Talbot is a journalist and sports writer at SPORTbible. He graduated from Manchester Metropolitan with a BA in English and Film. He is a football, snooker, and basketball enthusiast and has been published in the Daily Mail, The Guardian, The Set Pieces, Planet Football and the Morning Star. He’s the greatest thing to come out of Essex since Nick Frost.

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