Mino Raiola has released a new statement on the future of Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, indicating that a January transfer will not be possible.
Raiola dropped a bomb on the eve of United’s game against RB Leipzig last week, claiming Pogba’s United career is “over” while promoting a return to former Juventus teams.
Pogba broke his silence over Raiola’s comments on Instagram after the Premier League draw with Manchester City and publicly defended his agent against reports published in the German Outlet Bild.
Raiola had previously asked United to approve a transfer for its client, who is under contract at Old Trafford until 2022. Juventus and Real Madrid are both interested in the World Cup winner, but Raiola believes a summer exit is the most likely outcome as it is difficult to do business in January.
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“Pogba will have a great future,” said Raiola. “In England they are very sensitive when you talk about Pogba.
“I just got my thoughts out.
“I said that Paul can go in the summer, it’s difficult to get top deals in January.”
Pogba kicked off the Manchester derby over the weekend and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes the midfielder’s stance has not changed despite speculation about his future.
Solskjaer said: “I think I said during the week that this is a team game and Paul is part of that team. He is very focused on making contributions when he is here.
“He’s hungry and hungry to play and wants to play. He wants to train and he trains. There were other players who refused to train and refused to play – they’re not here anymore, of course – but Paul doesn’t have one done only once. ” . “