Paul Pogba is reportedly ‘close’ to agreeing a new five-year contract at Manchester United with the midfielder ready to commit his long-term future to the club.
Pogba has impressed since the Premier League‘s restart after recovering from a troublesome ankle problem that left him sidelined for much of the season, the France international thriving at the heart of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side who have extended their unbeaten run to 18 games in all competitions.
The club’s strong second half to the season has raised optimism around the club and, according to the Sun, has persuaded Pogba his future remains in Manchester, the 27-year-old having previously expressed a desire to leave in search of a new challenge amid interest from Real Madrid and Juventus last summer.
Reports have now suggested that a deal is close to being agreed in what will represent a huge boost to Manchester United‘s hopes of building a side capable of challenging next season, Solskjaer having described the Frenchman’s performances as ‘fantastic’ since the restart.
Pogba’s current contract has just a year remaining with the club holding an option to extend by a further season, though it will be hoped a new agreement will end speculation surrounding his future at Old Trafford.
United travel to Crystal Palace this evening looking to continue their push for a top four finish, the Red Devils level on points with fourth-placed Leicester in a tight battle to secure Champions League qualification.