Man Utd will be lucky to get half of huge transfer valuation for star due to pandemic: report

Man Utd will be lucky to get half of huge transfer valuation for star due to pandemic: report
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It’s common knowledge that Paul Pogba doesn’t want to be at Manchester United. He made that clear last summer.

For me, it’s no surprise, then, that the midfielder has barely played this term. It feels as though his heart isn’t in it anymore and he’s doing what he can to wind down his contract and force a move away…

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would undoubtedly prefer to keep a player of Pogba’s quality within the squad, though that’s not looking possible due to a winding down contract.

Unfortunately for the Reds, it doesn’t look as though they’re going to get the sort of transfer fee they were looking for in regards to Pogba, either…

The story comes from Goal, who claim that United, who valued Pogba at £180m a year ago, ‘will be lucky’ to get even half of that transfer valuation this summer due to COVID-19.

Although United are amongst the biggest clubs in the world, the global pandemic will affect even them in some way or another, despite Edward Woodward claiming it’ll be ‘business as usual’.

At this stage, United have a decision to make. Keep Pogba for another year and activate a one-year extension clause in his contract (meaning he’d be under terms until 2022), or let him go now, in a market where clubs may not have as much money as they usually would…

It’s a tricky decision for Edward Woodward and the Glazer family, though either way, it looks like United will struggle to recoup the £89million which they paid to sign Pogba. That would be an absolute travesty.

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