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Varane’s transfer advice to Paul Pogba at Manchester United

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Raphael Varane wanted to send Paul Pogba some transfer advice regarding his decision to stay or leave Manchester United next summer. 

Raphael Varane’s decision to change Real Madrid for Manchester United was in part due to Paul Pogba’s presence at the Red Devils. The French midfielder has grown into one of the most important box-to-box midfielders in the world. Although he had a small dip in form, he finally found his footing last season by helping United reach the Europa League final. This season, he started on fire with seven assists in the first four matches of the Premier League.

But there’s a problem regarding Pogba: his contract expires this summer. Technically, the Frenchman can already start negotiating with other clubs without an issue. Even Mino Riola started talking to the press about the chances he has to return to Juventus. Also, FC Barcelona is hoping they can land his contract for free next summer. But Raphael Varane is joining Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with some advice for Paul. It’s pretty obvious that leaving a club as star-studded as Manchester United would be a downgrade right now. 

Varane’s message to Paul Pogba.

In previous seasons, Paul Pogba did send mixed messages regarding his future. This was during the time in which Real Madrid or Juventus were actively trying to sign him. However, recent months have gotten only radio silence from the star player. He is only focused on what he can do this season for Manchester United. If Paul gets to win some silverware by the end of the season, leaving the club will be far more difficult.

Even Raphael Varane told the press about his future via Manchester Evening News: “Of course it is his decision, but I hope he stays here for a long time. He is a fantastic player, so I definitely hope he stays. I did not have to convince myself that I should travel here, but we talked about the club to find out what it is like to be here every day. It was important for me to listen to their opinions about the club, the team and their ambitions.”