Paul Pogba’s contract at Manchester United has been extended.
His current deal was due to expire in the summer, a fact that prompted a wave of speculation about his immediate future. At the French World Cup winner did little to dampen down rumours after admitting that it was a dream to play for Real Madrid once more.
However, all such talk has now been put on hold after United decided to exercise their option to extend his stay at Manchester United by a further year. It means he will remain a United player until the summer of 2022 at least.
Pogba joined the United youth academy system as a 16-year old and made his debut under Sir Alex Ferguson. However, he left the club after refusing to sign a new contract and moved to Juventus, where he spent four successful years, before United bought him back off for a then world record £89 million plus bonuses.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.