June 12, 2021

Pogba responds as French teammates ask him about Paris Saint-Germain “contact”

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Paul Pogba made a swift departure as his France teammates Prensel Kimpembe and Kingsley Coman asked him about the possibility of joining them at Paris Saint-Germain in the near future.

Pogba has long been linked with a move away from Manchester United, and with his contract set to expire at the end of next season it is thought there is a chance he could depart this summer.

Real Madrid and Juventus are the two teams who have been most strongly touted as potential destinations, but a return to France to join PSG is another possibility.

Pogba’s full focus is currently on his national side as they prepare for the Euros, and on Wednesday he couldn’t resist joining in with PSG pair Kimpembe and Coman as they spoke to the media, sneaking up behind them to get involved.



Paul Pogba was teased about his future by his French teammates
Paul Pogba was teased about his future by his French teammates

After greeting each other, Kimpembe said “We’re talking about Paris”, to which Coman added “Yeah, you’re Parisian aren’t you?”

A nonplussed Pogba replied “Yeah, so?”

Kimpembe then continued “The transfer window is soon,” while Coman made a reference to PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, saying “Nasser, any contact?”

A sheepish Pogba then simply said “No”, before hastily leaving the scene while Kimpembe and Coman collapsed in laughter.

While it is clear that Kimpembe and Coman would enjoy having Pogba playing alongside them in the French capital, the man himself has previously insisted he would not be interested due to the fact his parents were supporters of PSG’s bitter rivals Marseille.

In an interview with Canal+ back in 2018, the 28-year-old said: “I’m sure that I wouldn’t play club football at the Parc des Princes.

“I’m not attracted to that because my father and mother were fans of Marseille so Paris doesn’t really fit into my plans.”

ESPN believe that United are planning to start contract talks with Pogba in the near future, and are desperate to avoid him running down his contract and leaving for free next year.



Pogba's Manchester United future has been the subject of fierce debate
Pogba’s Manchester United future has been the subject of fierce debate

Yet his notorious super agent Mino Raiola insisted in December that the player is not happy at Old Trafford, and would not be extending his stay.

Raiola said: “I can say that it’s over for Paul Pogba at Manchester United. Better to speak clearly, look ahead and not waste time looking for culprits: Paul at Manchester United is unhappy, he is no longer able to express himself as he would like and as expected of him.

“He has to change teams, he has to change the air. He has a contract that will expire in a year and a half, in the summer of 2022, but I think the best solution for the parties is to sell in the next market.

“Otherwise, the Old Trafford club, with whom relations are excellent, knows well that they would risk losing him on a free transfer, given that for the moment it is not the player’s intention to extend the contract.

“If someone doesn’t understand it, they understand very little about football. In any case, let them blame me if Paul leaves next summer.”

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