Paul Pogba has given a strong indication that he wants to leave
Manchester United this summer to seek a "new challenge".
The French World Cup winner rejoined United from Juventus for a
then world record £89 million ($112 million) fee three years
ago, but has largely failed to live up to expectations.
Pogba has been strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid or even
a return to Juventus with United having failed to qualify for the
Champions League next season.
"For me I have been for three years in Manchester and have been
doing great; some good moments and some bad moments, like
everybody. Like everywhere else," Pogba was quoted as telling
reporters in Tokyo by The Guardian on Sunday.
"I think for me it could be a good time to have a new challenge
somewhere else. I am thinking of this: to have a new challenge
Despite scoring 16 goals this season, half of which came from the
penalty spot, Pogba was often criticised for his contribution
under both Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as United
limped to a sixth-placed finish in the Premier League.
Should Pogba move on, United are likely to seek a higher fee than
they spent on the 26-year-old in 2016.
The summer overhaul in the transfer market at Old Trafford has
already begun with the signing of Welsh winger Daniel James from
Swansea for an initial £15 million ($19 million) fee this week.
The Red Devils have also been linked with bids for defenders
Harry Maguire and Issa Diop and Newcastle midfielder Sean