Manchester United have raised the price tag on Paul Pogba by £30 million to a staggering £180 million, as the player and his agent Mino Raiola continue to push for a transfer.
Following the 2018 World Cup winner’s desire to leave Old Trafford to seek “new challenge” elsewhere, and Raiola’s criticism towards the club’s handling of the situation,
United spent £89 million on bringing the 26-year old back from Turin and priced the player at £150 million, before Raiola and Pogba had put on the pressure for a transfer.
The current £180 million fee is double the amount the Red Devils initially paid for Pogba, which might put Real Madrid and Juventus off from pursuing the Frenchman this summer.
Despite his desire to leave United, Solskjær has admitted that Pogba’s conduct in training has been positive.
“Paul has never put himself out of the team, he has always wanted to play, he has always given his best.” the Norwegian said this week.
“Agents talk all the time and we’ve not had any bids from any clubs.”
“I’m not just talking about Mino Raiola, there are loads of agents out there who have got clients they are looking after. We’ve got players and a team that I’ve got to look after and manage.”