It really wasn’t that long ago that the idea of a player making £ 100,000 a week was enticing, but now it almost seems like a jumping off point for average players at top clubs.
Man United have struggled for years to get the most out of Paul Pogba but there were a few weeks earlier in this season where he was fantastic and dragged them to victory.
Fitness has been a problem for him as he has picked up a few injuries here and there, while he is also the subject of constant speculation about his future, so it can’t be helpful either.
Man United face a huge decision as their contract expires in the summer of 2022, and a Daily Star report has highlighted the scale of the engagement.
They point out that his contract is a problem for United as he could leave next summer for nothing, so they will either have to agree on a new deal or sell him this summer.
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His agent is Mino Raiola so you know they’re going to get a good deal, but it could cost the club around £ 800,000 each week if they want him to extend his contract.
That breaks down to £ 500,000 as a base salary, while bonus payouts and image rights would exceed £ 800,000 and that goes without saying, but that’s a lot of money.
If United agree to that, you have to think he’ll come with a five-year term at least, while Pogba turned 28 earlier this year, which would essentially tie him to Old Trafford for the rest of his prime. .
You can start to make the point that might make sense as it would kill transfer speculation which should help his form as the team also becomes more and more competitive so he can be a part. key to their success.
There is also the flip side where Solskjaer might not know how to use it and injuries are a problem so the money can be better spent in other areas, but that means it will be fascinating. to see what happens with him at the end of the season.