The personal trainer of Paul Pogba has confirmed the midfielder will leave Manchester United as a free agent this summer.
A few months remain until the end of Pogba’s contract as a Manchester United player. His second spell with the club, which began in 2016, has not been all it was expected to be. Although he has shown his ability on several occasions and won some trophies, United have never quite got the same version of the player that Juventus did before them.
Likewise, the 2018 World Cup winner has often looked a better player when representing France. But the risk of losing him for free for a second time in his career has made United think long and hard about his club future.
Pogba has been free to talk with foreign clubs since the turn of the year. For now, he remains focused on his duties with United. However, a parting of ways looks an increasingly likely option.
Indeed, several sides are being linked with a move for Pogba, given his free agent status. Both Real Madrid and Barcelona are seemingly keen. Former club Juventus, as well as PSG are also in the mix for the midfielder, pictured above with his wife, Zulay.
Despite this, hope remains he could yet sign a new deal to extend his stay at Old Trafford.
Paul Pogba ready to move on
However, that appears to have been quickly extinguished with his personal trainer revealing in no uncertain terms why he will move on.
Speaking of the midfielder’s immediate future, ‘Coach Maddy’ told Calciomercato: “Regarding Pogba. At the end of June he will no longer be a Manchester United player.
“I think it is right for him to look elsewhere. Perhaps Manchester also wants to renew themselves and the most sensible thing is to separate.
“The time will come to change and try new challenges, new emotions, new environments for both Pogba and Manchester, to try something different and maybe they will both be happy.
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“Right now I think he’s enjoying himself, they have a good team, especially since [Cristiano] Ronaldo decided to return. The problem is that the results don’t come.
“A top player doesn’t waste his time on minor competitions, he wants to be motivated to play for ambitious trophies.”
Two suitors named
It was recently revealed that Pogba is happy to decide his future at the end of the season.
That said, the Daily Mail reckons that two clubs are in the mix to sign Pogba as a free agent this summer.
They claim a move to PSG looks an increasingly strong possibility for Pogba. The French giants are preparing for sweeping changes this summer with Mauricio Pochettino and Kylian Mbappe likely to depart.
Pogba, however, is being tipped to sign as a free agent with Georginio Wijnaldum among those to leave.
They will, apparently, compete with Juventus for his signature. He made 178 appearances there in a four-year spell between his years at Old Trafford.
It is there where Pogba has been the most happy, meaning a return to Turin cannot be ruled out.
“Yes yes. Paul Pogba can return to Juve,” Maddy said, speaking separately to Il Bianconero. “He has good relations with the Bianconeri but he could also be at PSG.
“I think PSG needs a midfielder like him and he could go and play in France.
“At Real Madrid I would exclude him because there is no longer [Zinedine] Zidane, he would have gone only in that case. Juve or PSG at the moment, but you never know what can happen, we’ll see.”