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Paul Pogba finally left Manchester United this summer. He parted ways with the Red Devils after six years at the club.
Pogba’s contract at Old Trafford expires on June 30. The French midfielder has decided not to extend his partnership with the Red Devils.
Pogba will leave on a free transfer or free. The 29-year-old has also said goodbye to the Red Devils fans.
After Pogba’s departure, Manchester United certainly need to bring in a new midfielder in the summer transfer market. Then, who deserves to replace him?
Here are 7 potential replacements for Paul Pogba at Manchester United.
Frenkie De Jong is a very important player for Barcelona’s midfield. He joined the Spanish giants at the start of the 2019/2020 season.
Manchester United reportedly want to sign De Jong this summer. Erik Ten Hag wants to reunite with the Netherlands international at Old Trafford.
De Jong himself still has no desire to leave Barcelona. However, the financial crisis could force the Blaugrana to sell De Jong to Old Trafford.
Declan Rice is considered one of the best midfielders in the Premier League. The English player is now a major pillar in David Moyes’ West Ham midfield.
Rice’s slick appearance made him targeted by several top Premier League clubs. Manchester United has long been mentioned as one of the clubs who want to get the player’s signature.
However, to bring Rice to Old Trafford is not an easy matter. Because West Ham set a very high price for anyone who wants to bring the 23-year-old player.
Ruben Neves appeared quite consistent in the Wolverhampton Wanderers midfield. It is not surprising that the Portuguese midfielder has attracted the attention of a number of Premier League clubs.
Manchester United are said to have tried to sign Neves in the January transfer window. However, the 25-year-old midfielder never came to Old Trafford.
Neves’ tenure with Wolverhampton will end in June 2024. However, Neves has been heavily linked with a move away from Molineux in the summer after refusing to extend his contract.
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is the backbone of Lazio’s midfield. He has shown quite an impressive performance while strengthening Lazio since 2015.
This season Milinkovic-Savic has played 47 games for Lazio in all competitions. The 27-year-old player bagged 11 goals and 12 assists.
Milinkovic-Savic is still under contract with Lazio until 2024. However, the opportunity for the Serbian midfielder to leave Lazio this summer remains open.
Calvin Phillips is a mainstay midfielder for Leeds United. The Englishman has played 234 games for the club and scored 14 goals and 13 assists.
Phillips still has a contract with Leeds until the summer of 2024. However, the 26-year-old midfielder continues to be reported to be leaving Elland Road next summer.
Phillips has recently been linked with Manchester United and Newcastle. He will be a great addition to Erik Ten Hag’s Red Devils midfield next season.
N’Golo Kante is one of the mainstays of Chelsea’s midfield this season. The French midfielder played in 42 matches in all competitions.
Currently, Kante’s contract with Chelsea will expire in 2023. The Blues are reportedly ready to release the 31-year-old player in the transfer market next summer.
Kante is reportedly on Manchester United’s radar. The Red Devils need Kante to anchor their midfield.
Manchester United may not need to buy a new midfielder to replace Paul Pogba. The reason, the Red Devils still have James Garner.
Garner has been loaned by Manchester United to Nottingham Forest since the 2020/21 season. He managed to help Forest gain promotion to the Premier League in the 2021/22 season.
Throughout the 2021/22 season, Garner played 49 games in all competitions for Forest. The 21-year-old player managed to contribute four goals and 10 assists from his appearance.
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