Why Man Utd are facing pressure from Adidas over Paul Pogba transfer

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didas to keep Paul Pogba

– or replace him with a stellar signing. The German kit supplier penned a mega ten year 750 million deal with United in 2015 to help with the


bal promotion of their famous three-stripe brand. Part of the deal was for Adidas to use Uniteds biggest stars to front advertising ca

mpaigns in key markets like Asia as well as Europe and the USA. But Adidas are concerned the loss of French World Cup winner Pogba to either Real Madrid or Juventus this summer will strip United of the kind of iconic star to help drive their brand. When Adidas agreed their 75million-a-season deal, Wayne Rooney was the main man at Old Trafford and still a big name. Paul Pogba during a promotional event in Asia (Image: SIPA USA/PA Images) But if Pogba leaves this summer and isnt replaced, United will be bereft of any players of genuine world-wide status – apart, perhaps, from goalkeeper David de Gea who himsel

f is in contract dispute and may leave. The 26-year-old midfielder – valued at 160million by Uniteds moneymen - is himself a global amba

ssador and elite athlete for Adidas. And on a promotional visi

t to Japan with Adidas a week ago he suggested his time at Old Trafford 


be coming to end. Pogba, who re-joined United from Juventus in a club record 89 million deal in 2016, has two years left on his contract. Paul Pogba in action for Manchester United (Image: Getty Images) United hold the option of a further year that could take him to June 2022 if it was activated but after being refused a move to Barcelona last summer its u

ncertain how long the club can continue to insist he stays. Thats a concern for Adidas in their deal with United. Pogba will continue to be one of their chief brand ambassadors wherever he moves but the kit supplier believe it would leave them missing the big name “face” at United that their huge outlay demands. Thats placed executive vice 2020第64期新跑狗图 chairman Ed Woodward under increasi

ng pressure to resolve Pogbas future with him staying – or finding the huge star name

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