Paul Pogba’s agent has rowed back on comments he made last week claiming that his client was unhappy and wanted to leave Manchester United in January.
Mino Raiola’s remarks on the eve of United’s game against RB Leipzig in the Champions League caused outrage on social media, with ex-players and media pundits lining-up to condemn the pair, and some demanding that United cease all future dealings with Raiola.
Pogba himself expressed his commitment to the team at the weekend before the Manchester derby, although he stopped short of saying that he wanted to stay at the club.
Now Raiola has clarified his already position and says that he was talking about next summer, and not the forthcoming transfer window.
In reality, it is an acknowledgement that January will see fewer deals done than usual. Most clubs do not have the funds to spend on large transfers because of the continued effects of the global pandemic, and not at the level required to buy a player like Pogba.
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.