Paul Pogba has been filmed complaining about Manchester United contract offers in an upcoming documentary about the midfielder.
In a preview of ‘The Pogmentary’, seen by AthleticismPogba talks to his late agent Mino Raiola about United’s latest contract offer in July last year.
At the time, it was reported that United had offered Pogba two contracts worth over £290,000 a week and Sky Sports News understands that he was offered a 3.5% raise on his then-contract.
“Has Manchester (United) made a second offer?” Pogba asks Raiola.
“Yes,” Raiola replies. “They absolutely want you to stay. To me, the offer doesn’t reflect that. I told them, ‘If you want him to stay, don’t make that offer.’ really stay and they want to build a project around you, this time they have to do something different and put the money on the table.”
“They’re bluffing,” Pogba said. “How can you tell a player you absolutely want him and not offer him anything? Never seen that.”
Sky Sports News understands United’s contract offer remained on the table, but Pogba explored other options and has since left the club on a free transfer for the second time in his career.
Pogba’s representatives are finalizing a four-year deal for the player to join Juventus on a free transfer.
Sky Sports News dialogue was said to be ‘still open’ with Paris Saint Germain and Pogba is expected to announce his final decision in the coming days. The France international has been free to negotiate with clubs over his next move since January.
The move to Juventus would mark a return to a club where Pogba spent four years before joining United in 2016.
As he approaches his thirties, Pogba is aware this could be the last big move of his career and wants to take his time to ensure he makes the right decision.
Manchester City have also made a stunning bid to sign Pogba from bitter rivals United, with Pep Guardiola meeting the midfielder and the club penning a lucrative contract to demonstrate their desire to sign him.
But although the World Cup winner considered City’s offer, he felt the noise and hatred that came with it was not worth it.
Pogba at Man Utd: mismanagement or mistake?
It’s the summer of 2016. Jose Mourinho is the manager of Manchester United and the club has just broken the world transfer record. A Frenchman has returned to Old Trafford for unfinished business.
“It’s the right club for me to achieve everything I hope for in the game,” said Paul Pogba after completing his £89m move to United from Juventus.
“He is lucky to be at the heart of this club for the next decade and beyond,” added Mourinho.
It’s a deal that has caused a frenzy on social media. Coming out of the shadows with a scarred red devil in his hair, Pogba’s announcement video was followed by a sponsored music video featuring Stormzy. The #POGBACK hype had begun.
It was supposed to be the start of something special. A new era for a club which is still struggling to find its feet after the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson three years earlier.
But Pogba was unable to inspire United to former glories. The 2017 League Cup and the Europa League are the only trophies of his six seasons.
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