Paul Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, has confirmed his client’s time at Manchester United is ‘over’.
The France international joined the club for a then-world record £89 million deal in 2016 but he’s been consistently linked with an exit in the past three years at the club.
Pogba’s current contract was due to expire at the end of the campaign but United took up their option of extending it by a further one year, meaning he is tied to the club until 2022.
However, it had been reported that Pogba’s representatives were furious with United’s refusal to sit down for contract talks before they activated their extension clause.
And Raiola has appeared to confirm Pogba’s anger by claiming the player’s time at the theatre of dreams is over
‘I can say that it’s over for Paul Pogba at Manchester United,’ Raiola told Tuttosport. ‘He [Pogba] has a contract [with Manchester United] that will expire in a year and a half, in the summer of 2022, but I think the best solution for the parties is to sell him in the next market.
‘Paul [Pogba] is unhappy. He is no longer able to express himself as he would like and as expected of him.’
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The full interview will reportedly be released on Tuesday, on the eve of United’s vital Champions League game against RB Leipzig.
Pogba had been keen to stay at the club after returning from injury in July following the coronavirus pandemic. But, he’s struggled for form and fitness this season and he conceded his ‘dream’ to sign for Real Madrid during the break.
Earlier this summer, Raiola had said that his client was happy to sign a new contract and had no plans to leave the club.
‘Pogba is a key player for Man United,’ said Raiola. ‘They’ve an important project and he’s 100% included. Man United will not accept any bid to sell Pogba. We’re going to speak about a new contract soon, no stress’