United’s lack of liquidity pushes Pogba to Madrid

first_imgThe two main names on the table at United are Harry Kane and Jadon Sancho. for the attack front. With the current situation (and following the directive that Mourinho has given that it should not be sold to any club in the Premier) hiring Kane seems impossible. On the other hand, the sounding midfielder is Jack Grealish, from Aston Villa. The good performance of Bruno Fernandes also takes the strain off a possible Pogba exit… More and more voices at United indicate that it needs to be sold. Pogba approaches Madrid. That United needs liquidity to go to the market is not speculation. He said it himself Woodward, the entity’s CEO and chief executive officer, in a private forum of the football industry: “No one should be under any illusion about the magnitude of the challenge everyone faces in football and it may not be ‘business as usual’ for any club, including ourselves, in the transfer market this summer,” Woodward said. “As always, our priority is team success, great additions, but we need to know first what impact this crisis will have on the industry. On this basis, I can’t help but feel that speculation about individual player transfers for hundreds of millions of pounds this summer seems to ignore the realities facing the sport … “ He said in clear reference that United will not be able to cope with large additions. Of the three great names that are considered as incorporations for Madrid, Pogba, Haaland and Mbappé, it is the first, the Frenchman of United, who has it more complicated. The reason is simple: Florentino Pérez has never been very inclined to get involved in that operation, which he considers too expensive not to be an attacking player (a striker). However, being an express request from Zidane, Madrid tried his hiring twice, in 2016 and the summer of 2019. Now the name of Pogba is back on the table because he has a contract until 2021, Raiola, his agent, has already laid the foundations for an exit and the player would prioritize the white team before Juve or renew with United.It only remains to know how the crisis will affect the transfer market. These days it has transpired in England that United need liquidity to go to the market to make the two additions that Solsjkaer needs for next season, a striker and a midfielder. And given the situation of Pogba, everything indicates that its sale is the best solution. Last summer United already put a price on it: 180 million euros. This, would not be worth more than 100, considering that he only has one year left on his contract (although United can extend it one more unilaterally, it does not seem likely that he will) and that he has only been able to play five games as a starter for his ankle injuries.last_img read more

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