Paul Pogba: Mino Raiola Confirms Manchester United to Open Contract Talks

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COLOGNE, GERMANY - AUGUST 16: Paul Pogba of Manchester United during the UEFA Europa League Semi Final between Sevilla and Manchester United at RheinEnergieStadion on August 16, 2020 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images)

Paul Pogba remains an important player in Manchester United’s project, and contract talks will begin soon between the player and the club, according to the midfielder’s agent.

The news is being reported by Fabrizio Romano, who also details that the Manchester club will not accept any bid made for the Frenchman this summer.

Paul Pogba Set to Open Talks for New Contract

Mino Raiola Also Confirms the Player’s Importance to Manchester United

Pogba is represented by Dutch superagent Mino Raiola, who also works with the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimović and Erling Håland.

According to reports, Raiola said: “Pogba is a key player for Manchester United; they have an important project and he’s 100% included.”

Regarding the player’s immediate and longer-term future, Raiola added that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side “will not accept any bid made this summer to sell Pogba.”

“We’re going to speak about a new contract soon. No stress,” added the 52-year-old.

The news will come as a relief to Manchester United fans, who had been waiting patiently over whether the midfielder would commit his future to the club.

Pogba rejoined the Red Devils from Juventus in 2016, and currently has a year remaining on his existing deal. United, though, carry the option to trigger an automatic extension for another year on top of that, taking him to 2022.

An Injury-Hit Season for Paul Pogba

The 27-year-old returned from lockdown to forge an encouraging midfield partnership with Bruno Fernandes and Nemanja Matić at Old Trafford.

Before that, repeated ankle problems had made for a frustrating 2019/20 season for the midfielder. Overall, Pogba made 22 appearances for his club across all competitions in a disrupted campaign, scoring once.

Numerous news outlets are reporting that Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is set to offer the player a contact extension over the coming days.

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