Paul Pogba To Pocket Staggering £3.8m Loyalty Bonus Despite Wanting 'New Challenge'

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is set to receive a massive 'loyalty' bonus just days after admitting he wants a new challenge.

According to several reports, the French midfielder will bag a hefty £3.8million on July 1st under the terms of his current five-year contract.

That fee has gone up since last year, when he netted a £3.5 million loyalty payment.

United are also ready to offer the Frenchman a massive upgrade on his current £290k-a-week deal in a last-ditch attempt to try and convince Pogba to stay at Old Trafford.

The 26-year-old dropped a bombshell when he announced that he is looking for a new challenge.

"I am thinking of this: To have a new challenge somewhere else," Pogba said in an interview with bEIN Sports last week.

"For me, I have been for three years in Manchester and have been doing great; some good moments and some bad moments, like everybody. Like everywhere else.

"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."

But before his recent revelation, the midfielder has been heavily linked with a big-money move away from Old Trafford for some time.

That being said, it's absolutely clear that United want the 26-year-old to stay ahead of the 2019/20 season.

The Daily Mail report that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side are prepared to offer the midfielder 'up to £500,000 a week' in a bid to persuade him to stay next season.

If that figure is indeed accurate, he would match Alexis Sanchez's astronomical wage.

Image: PA
Image: PA

The report also claims that Real Madrid have made an opening bid of £90million for Pogba, but United want far more than they originally paid for him back in 2016.

It is also believed that his former side Juventus are also interested in his services.

But will he stay at Old Trafford after all that's happened in recent days?

Thoughts on Pogba's current situation at Manchester United?

Let us know in the comments.

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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