Mino Raiola, the super-agent of Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, has continued to confuse the club’s fans over the future of the 28-year-old French footballer.
Paul Pogba who returned to Manchester United on August 9, 2016, for a transfer fee worth €105 million, four years after he left the club for Juventus on a free transfer, has until June 30, 2022, before his current contract with United expires.
Despite the expiration date of his contract drawing closer, there has not been direction on what he intends to do and his agent, Mino Raiola has not been helping matters.
Mino Raiola is one of the most known football agents in the world who is behind the football careers of some famous football stars like Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Marco Verratti, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Matthijs de Ligt, Erling Haaland, and Mario Balotelli.
The 53-year-old Dutch-Italian football agent is known for prioritizing making big profits on the players he represents. Despite that, he is always opportune to represent some of the most sought-after footballers in Europe.
In the case involving Paul Pogba, Manchester United, and himself, Mino Raiola recently made it clear that the priority of the French footballer is to win titles, the UEFA Champions League in particular.
He went on to note that the France international would win titles with Manchester United or elsewhere which could mean that if Manchester United do not give Pogba a title this season or next, the Frenchman could leave the club.
More so, Mino Raiola could not hide the fact that Pogba has always wanted to play for Real Madrid especially because the club is being coached by Zinedine Zidane, his childhood football idol.
The football agent said: “At one time, Pogba felt a lot of love for, and trust in, United, and there are various other clubs…
“Afterwards, it’s really hard for United and Madrid to reach an understanding on a massive transfer because big clubs don’t like selling great players to other big clubs.
“And I’m not going to kid you, for Pogba, playing at Madrid was always a really attractive option, because of Zidane too. He’s Pogba’s childhood hero.”
Paul Pogba who has scored 3 goals and provided 4 assists in 23 Premier League games for Manchester United this season, is expected to help the club defeat Liverpool later today, May 2, at 16:30.
Manchester United need a win in the match to sustain their hope of overtaking City on the league table. While Liverpool need to win to continue with their push for a top-four finish.