Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has recently provided an update on the contract situations of both Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba at Manchester United.
Paul Pogba’s Man United contract
First up comes an update on the situation of Paul Pogba.
Pogba’s contract is much more pressing than Fernandes’, as it runs out at the end of this season, meaning the Frenchman could depart for free.
Reports earlier this month did claim that Pogba was leaning towards signing a new deal:
🚨 Exclusive: Paul Pogba leaning towards signing new Manchester United contract. Saturday had major impact on 28yo’s thinking over future. Many factors to consider but now a genuine chance that once talks resume an extension may follow @TheAthleticUK #MUFC https://t.co/KlK4HsrZtm
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) September 13, 2021
However, Pogba’s agent would then speak out and stated that there was a chance his client could return to Juventus:
Mino Raiola to Rai Sport: “Paul Pogba is out of contract in June, so we’ll talk with Man Utd and we’ll see what happens. Juventus? Paul still loves Turin. There’s a chance that Pogba will return to Juventus, yes – but it also depends on Juventus plans”. 🔴 @CorSport #MUFC #Juve pic.twitter.com/dQvi8ckDGY
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 17, 2021
Now, in Romano’s update, he claims that Man United offered the contract to Paul Pogba months ago and are waiting on the midfielder’s final choice.
It is added that Pogba has been loving the atmosphere created at United in recent months, but has not yet given an answer, with The Red Devils expected to insist and hope to be able to extend his contract soon.
Secondly, on Fernandes, reports earlier this month suggested that the midfielder is close to committing to fresh terms on a deal that will reportedly be five years long, keeping him in Manchester until 2026.
It was added that Fernandes will increase his salary by nearly £100,000-a-week, to over £250,000-a-week, with it also claimed that the 26-year-old has been persuaded to stay put on the back of the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo, and United’s huge summer investment on the transfer market.
And, the update from Romano echoes this positive outlook, with the journalist claiming that optimism is much higher regarding Fernandes signing a new deal, with talks said to have begun back in July.
Romano also added that Bruno is a leader on an off the pitch and is very happy at Old Trafford.
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