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.
Paul Pogba has told Manchester United he wants to leave for Barcelona. And now the board have a decision to make. Manager who looks like he wants out vs player who wants out because of manager. In short, a mess #MUFC #FCB
- Jack Otway (@JackOtwayJourno) August 7, 2018
Pogba had a meeting yesterday evening in London with Mino Raiola (not in Manchester). The player told to him that he wants to leave or he won't play for United. The situation is limit and his only desire is to play in Barcelona. The problem is his replacement. @elchiringuitotv
- Jose Alvarez Haya (@10JoseAlvarez) August 7, 2018
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.
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