Manchester United could be forced to sell Paul Pogba next summer or risk losing him on a free transfer a summer later. The France international’s return at Old Trafford has not been a great success and there have been many rumours that Pogba wants to leave the club. Meanwhile, United are reportedly preparing a new contract for Pogba, but the midfielder is seriously considering to reject that offer.
The Athletic report that Pogba is currently weighing his options and one of the options could be allowing his contract at United to run out in order to leave the club on a free transfer in 2022. Several big clubs have been looking at the midfielder in recent years and it seems they would love the idea of signing a player like Pogba on a free transfer.
However, that could mean that Pogba would not be seeing regular first team football ahead of the European Championship next summer and the World Cup in 2022. This season Pogba has struggled to hold down a place in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s starting XI and rejecting a contract extension could mean he would drop even further down the pecking order.
United would want to avoid Pogba leaving the club on a free transfer after spending a record transfer fee to complete his return to the club from Juventus in 2017. Either way, United should expect that they will be losing most of their investment as they will not be able to get a large transfer fee for Pogba if his form slump continues and his contract will end a year later.