September 29, 2022

Manchester United have wasted no time of their hunt for Paul Pogba’s alternative by opening talks to signal Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong.

The Premier League aspect confirmed the highly-anticipated information that Pogba, 29, will go away when his contract expires this summer season.


Pogba’s United profession is formally over

De Jong is the man lined up to replace Pogba


De Jong is the person lined as much as exchange Pogba

It means the membership lose their document £89million signing for nothing, six years after shopping for him again from Juventus.

Nevertheless, with a gaping gap of their midfield, the membership have already recognized one other big-money signing to plug the hole.

Netherlands worldwide De Jong may very well be obtainable for £72.4m amid Barcelona’s troublesome monetary scenario and a number of stories declare United are in discussions to lure him from the Nou Camp.

It’s understood the 25-year-old would moderately keep at Barca, the place he has struggled since becoming a member of in 2019, whereas Champions League soccer stays a precedence for the Dutchman.

Nevertheless, United will hope his relationship with new supervisor Erik ten Hag, who coached De Jong to nice impact at Ajax, will increase their bid.

In the meantime, Pogba issued a farewell message to United followers after his departure was confirmed by the membership on Wednesday.

The France midfielder stated: “I really feel privileged to have performed for this membership.

“Many stunning moments and reminiscences however most significantly an unconditional help from the followers. Thanks Manchester United!”

On the identical day, the membership additionally introduced Lingard would depart completely, having been on the membership since 2001 when he joined the Beneath-9s staff.

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