Ed Woodward decides to sell Paul Pogba in the summer
According to Tuttosport (h/t Express), Ed Woodward has decided that it is time to cash in on Manchester United star Paul Pogba.
The French World Cup winner has failed to live up to his potential at United and is a far cry from the dominant force he was at Juventus.
Injuries have not made it easier for him, with his last appearance for the club coming all the way back in December. To compound his problems, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was also involved in an argument with the player’s agent Mino Raiola.
With just a year left on his contract, United are keen to cash in rather than risk losing him on a free.
Although it will in all likelihood be a cash-only deal, United are willing to sanction a player swap if Alex Sandro or Douglas Costa are offered.
Not to be left behind, Real and PSG are also keen to offer players in exchange for the French superstar. United are keen on the likes of Lucas Vazquez, Alvaro Odriozola, and James Rodriguez from the former and Angel Di Maria and Julian Draxler from the latter. (h/t Express)
The way forward?
Woodward had recently commented that the current financial situation could make big money deals unfeasible. If that does happen to be the case, then player swaps could be the way forward.
United will do well to ensure they know who to get if it comes to that.
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United do, however, have the option of extending the player’s contract by a further year. It does offer us some insurance in case we are unable to work out a deal in our favour.