Manchester United could reportedly swap midfielder Paul Pogba with Paris Saint-Germain’s Marco Verratti.
British news outlet The Independent has claimed that United are concerned with Pogba’s dip in form and his rocky relationship with boss Jose Mourinho – a development that has made the Red Devils contemplate offloading the Frenchman to the Parisians this summer.
The two midfield maestro’s share the same agent in Mino Raiola, making a swap deal between the two European giants more probable than people might think since such a transaction would be a win-win for those sides.
Pogba has fallen on hard times at Old Trafford, where the former Juventus star was expected to be the driving force behind the team but has failed to find his footing, especially after being taken out of his preferred position on the left of a three-man midfield.
The 24-year-old has had to shoulder the blame whenever United’s midfield appears lackluster with a number of club legends like former midfielder Roy Keane labelling the linchpin a “schoolboy” for failing to make an impact by engaging in what can only be described as playground football when on the pitch.
Some, however, argue that Mourinho, not Pogba, with some claiming that the tactician’s tactics fail to bring the best out of his star players, evidenced by ex-playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s struggles at United before switching to Arsenal, where the Armenian is thriving.