July 5, 2019

Pogba determined to leave Man United, says agent Raiola

Manchester United’s French midfielder Paul Pogba (R) embraces Manchester United’s Belgian-born Brazilian midfielder Andreas Pereira after the UEFA Champions League group H football match between Young Boys and Manchester United at The Stade de Suisse in Bern on September 19, 2018. / AFP PHOTO

Manchester (UK) – Manchester United’s Paul Pogba is ready to leave the English Premier League (EPL) side in the summer with a transfer “in the process”, the French midfielder’s agent Mino Raiola says.

Paul Pogba

Manchester United’s French midfielder Paul Pogba celebrates with the trophy after the UEFA Europa League final football match Ajax Amsterdam v Manchester United on May 24, 2017 at the Friends Arena in Solna outside Stockholm. / AFP PHOTO

Pogba, who moved to Manchester United from Juventus in 2016 for a then-world record fee of 89.3 million pounds, has produced inconsistent displays.
This was however in spite of scoring 31 goals in 142 appearances in all competitions.

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“Everyone within the club from the manager to the owner knows Paul’s wishes,” Raiola told the Times newspaper.

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“Everyone knows the willingness of Paul to move on. We’re in the process of that. Everyone knows what the feelings of Paul are.”

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British media has linked the 26-year-old World Cup winner with a move to Real Madrid, where he will link up with coach Zinedine Zidane, or a return to former club Juventus.

Pogba had suggested last month in Tokyo that now “could be a good time to have a new challenge somewhere else”.

He is currently in New York this week on a promotional tour, with Manchester United’s squad set to fly out to Australia shortly for a series of pre-season games.

The games begin next week.

Raiola did not confirm if Pogba would make the trip.

“I can’t tell you anything. I live day by day,” he added.

Manchester United kick off their new league campaign against Chelsea at Old Trafford on Aug. 11.(Reuters/NAN)