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Manchester United Set Surprising Paul Pogba Price Tag

Adam Hamdani

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Manchester United Set Surprising Paul Pogba Price Tag

Manchester United are believed to have set an asking price for midfielder Paul Pogba for a surprisingly low fee.

The 28-year-old is moving into the final year of his contract at the club. While talks are ongoing for a new contract, United do not want to lose him on a free transfer similar to how they did when he left in 2012 for Juventus.

United were made to pay a then world record transfer fee of £89 million in order to re-sign the Frenchman in 2016.

Pogba, who has had a turbulent time since returning to United, shone at the Euros this summer and it's believed he piqued the interest of many clubs around Europe.

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paul pogba

According to L'Equipe, PSG are not put off by the £50 million that United are asking for in return for Pogba if they want to sign him this summer. This is on the low side for a player of his talent and commercial value, but likely reflects the length of his current contract.

Real Madrid, who are on a big rebuild project at the moment as they lose the likes of manager Zinedine Zidane and long-serving centre back Sergio Ramos, are also said to be interested. Raphel Varane could also be on the way out of Madrid with United strongly linked to a deal for the want away defender.

While United are looking to potentially offload Pogba, they could be set to bring in a like-for-like replacement in Eduardo Camavinga, an 18-year-old Frenchman with a style of play that United fans will love. PSG taking Pogba would also remove a potential competitor for Camavinga's signature.

As is often the case, the transfer market is a deck of cards where several deals can be linked together. For example, a deal for Pogba joining PSG might open a path for Manchester United to sign Harry Kane as it would make space in the club's wage budget for another high-earning player.

One thing is for sure: the next few weeks are going to be anything but boring.

Featured Image Credit: PA Images

Topics: Paul Pogba, Manchester United, Transfers

Adam Hamdani
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