Belfast Telegraph

Home Sport

Pogba wants Old Trafford exit, says agent


Wanting out: Paul Pogba
Wanting out: Paul Pogba

By Carl Markham

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is determined to leave the Premier League club this summer, according to his agent Mino Raiola.

Raiola claims he is already in the process of trying to move on the France international, who has been linked with either a switch to Spanish giants Real Madrid or a return to former side Juventus, and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is aware of the player's intention to depart.

"Everyone within the club from the manager to the owner knows Paul's wishes," said Raiola.

"Everyone knows the willingness of Paul to move on. We are in the process of that."

Raiola's declaration is probably the last thing Solskjaer needed to hear with United due to fly to Australia for the first leg of their 20-day pre-season tour this weekend.

Last month Pogba announced on a promotional trip to Japan that "now could be a good time to find a new challenge somewhere else".

It is understood that he was given permission to be absent for the start of pre-season training this week - as were striker Marcus Rashford and goalkeeper David de Gea - with Solskjaer taking into account Pogba's workload over the last 18 months which saw him win the World Cup with France last summer.

United expect him to be on tomorrow's flight Down Under but his agent Raiola's comments put his future at Old Trafford in further doubt.

Elsewhere in the Premier League, newly-promoted Norwich have announced the signing of goalkeeper Ralf Fahrmann on a season-long loan from Schalke, who will compete for game time with Tim Krul and Northern Ireland stopper Michael McGovern.

Belfast Telegraph


From Belfast Telegraph