Before the important Champions League game between Manchester United and RB Leipzig made star consultant Mino Raiola sit up and take notice: In an interview with Tuttosport the 53-year-old explained that Paul Pogba’s time was with the Red Devils coming to an end. Loud The Athletic the world champion is drawn back Juventus Turin. The portal throws an exchange with Paulo Dybala into the room.
For many years, Mino Raiola has been known to stand up for the interests of his clients at the negotiating table and in front of the press and not to give in until his party emerges victorious. So those in charge at Manchester United know how the internationally notorious advisor appears and how his statements are to be classified. As The Athletic reported the 53-year-old with his interview published on Tuesday in the Tuttosport however the barrel overflowed.
On Tuesday evening (9 p.m.) United will play against RB Leipzig to advance in the Champions League. The two opponents, like Paris St. Germain, have nine points on the account, as long as PSG does not surprisingly lose against Istanbul Basaksehir, the Leipzig Red Bull Arena will decide which team will advance to the last 16 with the Parisians.
Due to the 5-0 win in the first leg, United is enough to draw, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his family will not get involved in such arithmetic games in advance. Instead, the second leg should be won – probably with Pogba on the field, who returned to the starting line-up in the 3-1 win over West Ham United last weekend.
However, Raiola rules out a longer-term future in Manchester. Pogba was unhappy with the English record champions and could not develop as expected. Due to the contract term until 2022, a sale is best for all parties, Raiola continues.
Information from The Athletic according to the French are drawn back to Juventus Turin, where he played in the limelight between 2012 and 2016. The Italian series champion is also open to a return, but the extreme annual salary of Cristiano Ronaldo (31 million euros) is a great burden.
In order to meet Pogba’s salary requests, a star player would have to be given in return. The Athletic is Paulo Dybala as a potential candidate. The Argentine attacking player has been linked to saying goodbye to Turin a few times in the past, and in the summer of 2019 a swap deal with Pogba was not unrealistic. And since his contract ends on June 30, 2022, both clubs could get involved in this deal.