Manchester United value Paul Pogba at £150m, according to the London Evening Standard.
The France international has been at the centre of much media attention during his time at Old Trafford and there was a suggestion that he could leave the club in the summer transfer window.
However, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic may have brought such big-money transfers to a screeching halt, with many clubs unlikely to have a massive amount of cash reserves to dip into.
The Guardian reported in February that Juventus, for whom he played before his return to United, and Real Madrid have both scouted Pogba, and also claimed that the midfielder felt a move would be in everyone’s best interests.
However, the Standard now claims that a fee of £150m is likely to dampen the chances of him moving on, with no club likely to be able to match it.
He will also enter the final year of his contract this summer, meaning that he could leave on a free transfer at the end of the 2020/21 season.
Pogba has underwhelmed since his move to United and has endured an injury-hit campaign this term, making just seven Premier League appearances, per Transfermarkt.
GIVEMESPORT’s Harry Sherlock says…
This could work in United’s favour.
Pogba is clearly a brilliantly talented player and he has the ability to make a real impact on proceedings if he stays at Old Trafford.
Thus, the COVID-19 pandemic could well have something of a silver lining for United in terms of keeping one of their best players.
If manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can convince him that no clubs are likely to make a mega bid for him, get him to knuckle down and keep him injury free, he could be a key member of his squad next season.
With a fit and firing Pogba, who knows how high United could climb?
He is a World Cup winner, after all, and has previously shown glimpses of the world-class ability he clearly possesses; if he can produce on a consistent basis, he could become one of the best players in the league.
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