Paul Pogba’s desire to move away from Manchester United is turning into this summer’s major transfer saga.
The France centre midfielder told reporters in Japan on Sunday that it was “time to have a new challenge” when quizzed about his future.
Pogba returned to United in August 2016 from Juventus for a world-record fee
Here is a rundown of the key statistics from his time back at Old Trafford:
Netherlands and Chelsea great Ruud Gullit has waded into the debate surrounding the future of Ajax prospect Matthijs de Ligt.
De Ligt, 19, is being hotly pursued by a number of the continent’s grandest club. Fallen Premier League giants Manchester United are among this number as they look to strengthen a chronically weak defence.
Gullit – who captained the victorious Dutch at Euro ’88 – has been quizzed about the report.
Watch his withering response above:
Atletico Madrid are set to break the club’s record transfer fee by paying Benfica star Joao Felix’s release clause.
In Antoine Griezmann, Lucas Hernandez, Diego Godin and potentially Rodri, Los Rojiblancos will see a huge chunk of the core of their team depart in the summer transfer window.
The rebuilding phase is imminent, with Felix leading the list of big names who could arrive at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Marca have reported that Atletico are willing to buy out the player’s contract at €120 million. By doing so, the Portuguese will become the most expensive signing in the club’s history.
It’s worth noting that Griezmann’s sale, which will amount to just about the same fee, will fund the transfer. The Frenchman will then become the most expensive sale in Atletico’s history.
The Madrid side face competition from Manchester United in their pursuit of the 19-year-old. But it’s believed that they have the edge over the Premier League club because the player and his agent have chosen them.