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Newcastle United And Aston Villa Considering Bids For Paul Pogba

Ryan Sidle

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Newcastle United And Aston Villa Considering Bids For Paul Pogba

Newcastle United and Aston Villa are both reportedly eyeing moves for Paul Pogba, with the Manchester United star available for free in the summer.

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Pogba's contract at United expires at the end of the deason and, though there's been no confirmation, he is expected to leave when it happens.

His spell at Old Trafford, since arriving back in 2016, has been up and down at best at the lack of clarity on the club's manager for the next campaign can't be helping.

Aside from that, United have not been at all successful in recent years and the 29-year-old is likely to want more success in his next spell as a player.

Whilst some of the biggest clubs across Europe have been lined with a move for the midfielder, there was a report on Wednesday that two unnamed Premier League sides had made contact.

According to the Sun, Newcastle United and Aston Villa are both eyeing up moves for the 29-year-old, although no formal offers have been made.

Eddie Howe would no doubt love to welcome Pogba to St James' Park. Image: PA Images
Eddie Howe would no doubt love to welcome Pogba to St James' Park. Image: PA Images

It will likely come as little surprise to anyone that Newcastle are one of the two clubs from England interested in signing Pogba.

They were taken over by the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund last year and spent £90 million to save them from relegation.

It has so far worked, as the club are now nine points clear of the bottom three, and look likely to avoid the drop by some distance.

It's likely that Eddie Howe's side will be looking to move well up the table next season and signing Pogba would certainly help that.

They've also been linked with Neymar, as the Paris Saint-Germain owners are reportedly ready to let the Brazilian leave, despite Kylian Mbappe's likely departure.

Villa signing Pogba would be a hell of a coup. Image: PA Images
Villa signing Pogba would be a hell of a coup. Image: PA Images

Villa's interest for the World Cup winning United midfielder would certainly be more of a surprise, but would be a huge signal intent from Steven Gerrard's team.

The Liverpool legend was appointed at the end of last year and brought in Philippe Coutinho on loan from Barcelona in January, with the Brazilian hitting the ground running.


Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Paul Pogba, Aston Villa, Manchester United, Transfers, Premier League, Newcastle United

Ryan Sidle
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