Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is expecting the club to open contract talks once their Europa League campaign concludes.
The midfielder has a year remaining on his current deal at Old Trafford, with the option of a further 12 months.
The Frenchman was linked with Real Madrid and former club Juventus last summer, but now it appears the 27-year-old Paul Pogba is willing to sign a new contract at Manchester United.
Midfielder Paul Pogba has missed the majority of the prolonged 2019-20 campaign through injury, but his impressive return to the starting XI this season could yet end in Europa League glory – with a new deal to follow.
“Pogba is happy at United and he’s expecting them to open contract talks once their Europa League campaign is over,” reports Sky Sports News’ Dharmesh Sheth.
“His current deal runs out next summer but United always insert this year option so they don’t get caught out with free transfers.
“It should be said United are in a better position to negotiate with Pogba and the returning Dean Henderson, as it stands from Sheffield United, following the departure of Alexis Sanchez and all of the money his wages have now freed.”
“There appears to be a willingness from all parties to get around the table as far as Pogba is concerned.”
Another matter for United to resolve is that of Jesse Lingard’s future at the club.
“As for Jesse Lingard, like Pogba he’s got a year left on his contract, another option of 12 months as well,” Dharmesh added.
“Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants Lingard to stay, Lingard loves United, but he can’t be given assurances on first-team football.
“He’s not in the first XI at the moment and very rarely makes the bench it has to be said. He’s unlikely to get those reassurances of playing time in the future.
“So decisions have to be made for Lingard, and indeed Pogba, but they will be made once United have a better idea of potential arrivals.”
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