Date: 11th November 2021 at 2:00pm
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It seems that speculation surrounding Paul Pogba’s future at Manchester United has been circulating for almost as long as the Frenchman has been in Manchester. 

For several seasons now, the World Cup winner has been heavily linked with a move away from the club that he rejoined in 2016, and speculation has intensified in recent months as he approaches the expiry of his current contract.

The enigmatic midfielder, who initially left United in 2012 before rejoining from Juventus four years later, was believed to be set on the idea of a move away from Old Trafford, with a return to Italy touted as his most likely destination.

The 28-year-old’s deal with his current employers is due to expire next summer, leaving United to decide between selling the player in January, or losing him for free in July.

Now, however, it appears that Pogba is reconsidering his future with the club, although any decision would hinder on one huge caveat.

Pogba is hoping to overtake teammate Cristiano Ronaldo as the Premier League’s highest earner

As per French outlet L’Equipe, the player is now open to the possibility of staying put in Manchester, but only if he is given a wage increase that would make him the Premier League’s highest paid player.

If his demands were met, it would see him surpass new teammate Cristiano Ronaldo as the division’s highest earner.

Ronaldo also returned to Manchester from Juventus over the summer, following the same path that Pogba had taken five year prior.

The report states that Pogba’s demands would see him over take the Portuguese, who recently signed a deal worth £480,000-per-week, as not only the club’s highest earner but also the Premier League’s.

The France international, meanwhile, is believed to currently be earning around £290,000-per-week.

The player’s negotiating position may, however, have been hindered by a recent injury sustained on international duty, which is expected to keep the player out for up to ten weeks.

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