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Manchester United promised Paul Pogba in contract negotiations that they would sign Jack Grealish in this summer’s transfer window, according to a report.
Pogba has been through a difficult time since returning to United in the summer of 2016.
However, he has arguably shown his best form this season as he nears the end of his contract. United activated its 12-month extension option in October, so the Frenchman’s contract now expires in 2022.
But the possibility of Pogba leaving remains strong, with Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain reportedly interested.
According to Don balonUnited realized they would have to convince Pogba with something special to make him stay. In fact, the source claims that the winner of the world cup has demanded a realistic possibility of trophies as a prerequisite.
As such, in the ‘worst moment’ of the negotiations, United The bosses devised an ambitious plan to sign Grealish.
The club’s leaders are convinced that adding the Aston Villa captain to their ranks would remove any doubts about Pogba’s future.
In fact, Pogba would gladly sit down and speak if the 25 year old joined him in United’s midfield.
However, the plan has obvious obstacles. If they lose Grealish, perhaps another club, they would lose Pogba as well. While he has struggled to show consistency, his best form adds a lot to United.
So working on the transfer of Grealish north has become United’s top priority.
Grealish could join Pogba for £ 90 million
Athletic has previously reported that Grealish could leave Villa for £ 90 million.
The England international became the subject of intense speculation last summer, but signed a new highly successful contract at the club of his childhood.
However, his rise to fame with his country this season has seen his shares rise significantly.
As such, it could be difficult for United to make their mark on their future.
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