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Odds Say Paul Pogba Will Be Staying in Manchester This Summer

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Manchester United's French World Cup winner Paul Pogba (left) is expected to remain with the Red Devils for next season. Photo credit by Ardfern (Wikimedia Commons) [CC License].
  • Bovada is offering odds that French World Cup star Paul Pogba will stay with Manchester United for next season
  • Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici is reportedly traveling to London to meet with Manchester United officials
  • Pogba has also been linked to Real Madrid

Will Pogba stay or will he go?

Bovada is out with a prop wager on the future home of Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba. The sportsbook favors the 2018 French World Cup champion staying put with the Red Devils beyond the August 9th deadline for the summer transfer window.

Paul Pogba Transfer Odds

Which Club Will Paul Pogba Be on by August 9th? Odds at Bovada
Manchester United -225
Real Madrid +250
Juventus +300
Barcelona +1600
Bayern Munich +1600
PSG +2000

*Odds taken on 06/13/19. Loan deals do not count.

Pogba has been linked to Spanish giants Real Madrid for about a year. More recently, his old club Juventus has ramped up interest in returning him to their fold.

What’s the Real Deal With Pogba?

The French star encountered his problems with Jose Mourinho when the latter was Manchester United manager. At midseason last year, Mourinho fastened Pogba to the subs’ bench.

After Mourinho was sacked, Pogba endured a late-season dip in form under new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. But he insists that his relationship with the Norwegian boss is a happy one and that he enjoys playing for Solskjaer.

Though United struggled last season, Pogba enjoyed his best Premier League season with 13 goals and nine assists. His fellow players voted him to the PFA team of the year.

United purchased him in 2016 for a then world-record fee of $113 million.

Is a Homecoming in the Cards?

Pogba played for Manchester United from 2010-12 but appeared in only seven matches and never scored a goal.

Moving to Juventus, his star bloomed. He helped the Italian club to the 2015 UEFA Champions League title.

News this week that Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici is jetting to London for face-to-face talks with Manchester United officials sparked speculation of an Italian reunion.

As well, Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola’s three-month worldwide ban from football activity was lifted by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Leaving Seems Illogical

There’s a reason why Pogba came back to Manchester United in 2016 and signed a five-year contract.

He knows the club’s history. Pogba desires to return United to the soccer elite.

Juventus is a step back. Real Madrid would be a step up, but that move just isn’t happening.

For the time being, he will stay put.

Pick: Manchester United (-225)

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