Paul Pogba has been filmed complaining about contract offers from Manchester United in an upcoming documentary about the midfielder.
In a preview of ‘The Pogmentary’, seen by the athleticPogba is speaking to his late agent Mino Raiola about United’s last contract offer in July last year.
At the time it was reported that United had offered Pogba two contracts worth more than £290,000 a week and Sky sports news he understands that he was offered a 3.5 percent raise on his deal then.
“Did Manchester (United) make a second offer?” Pogba asks Raiola.
“Yes,” Raiola replies. “They absolutely want you to stay. To me, the offer doesn’t reflect that. I told them, ‘If you want me to stay, don’t make that offer.’ I’ll make them understand that if they really want you to stay and want to build a project around you , this time they have to act differently and put the money on the table”.
“They are bluffing,” says Pogba. “How can you tell a player you absolutely love him and not offer him anything? He’s never seen that.”
Sky sports news understands that United’s contract offer remained on the table, but Pogba explored other options and has since left the club on a free transfer for the second time in his career.
Pogba’s representatives are now finalizing a four-year deal for the player to rejoin Juventus on a free transfer.
Sky sports news He has been told dialogue is “still open” with Paris Saint Germain and Pogba is expected to announce his final decision in the coming days. The France international has been free to negotiate with clubs over his next move since January.
The move to Juventus would mark a return to a club where Pogba spent four years before returning to United in 2016.
As he approaches 30, Pogba is aware that this could be the last big move of his career and wants to take his time to ensure he makes the right decision.
Manchester City also made a surprising offer to sign Pogba from bitter rivals United, with Pep Guardiola meeting the midfielder and the club drafting a lucrative contract to show their desire to sign him.
But although the World Cup winner considered City’s offer, he felt the noise and hatred that came with it would not be worth it.
Pogba at Man Utd: Mishandling or a mistake?
It is the summer of 2016. José Mourinho is the manager of Manchester United and the club has just broken the world transfer record. A Frenchman has returned to Old Trafford with unfinished business.
“This is the right club for me to achieve everything I hope for in the game,” Paul Pogba said after completing his £89m move back to United from Juventus.
“He has the chance to be at the heart of this club for the next decade and beyond,” Mourinho added.
It was an agreement that caused a furor in social networks. Emerging from the shadows with a red devil branded in her hair, Pogba’s announcement video was followed by a sponsored music clip featuring Stormzy. The #POGBACK hype had started.
It was supposed to be the start of something special. A new era for a club still struggling to recover from Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement three years earlier.
But Pogba has failed to inspire United to past glories. The 2017 League Cup and Europa League are the only trophies from his six seasons.
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