French football fans have made it clear Paul Pogba will not be welcomed by everyone at Paris Saint-Germain with banners protesting his transfer hung around the capital.
Large banners against the Manchester United star were placed outside the Parc Des Princes and elsewhere in the city, bearing the identical message: ‘We don’t want you’.
The World Cup winner has just 12 months remaining on his current deal at Old Trafford, with Ligue 1 giants PSG reportedly circling and plotting a £43million [€50m] swoop.
But it appears he will not be welcomed by everyone in the capital, as an unknown group of fans sent the club a message over their rumoured Pogba interest.
The banners read: “Pogba you should listen to your mother, she doesn’t want you here. Neither do we!”
French outlet RMC Sport, who published the photographs of the banners on Saturday morning, claim nobody has taken responsibility for the messages.
However, supporters group Collectif Ultras Paris have apparently confirmed they ‘had absolutely nothing to do with’ the anti-Pogba banners.
The messages could have something to do with the players’ allegiance to PSG’s rivals Marseille, with Pogba saying back in 2018 he could never see himself play for the Paris club.
“I’m sure that I wouldn’t play club football at the Parc des Princes,” he told Canal+.
“I’m not attracted to that because my father and mother were fans of Marseille so Paris doesn’t really fit into my plans.”
Pogba could be biting his tongue over those comments now, with reports in France claiming he is waiting for PSG to make a formal offer to sign him this summer after his agent, Mino Raiola, held talks with sporting director Leonardo.
If a deal doesn’t materialise this summer, United run the risk of losing the £89million man for nothing as he has entered the final year of his contract.
And it’s not only fans in France who aren’t happy with the midfielder, with plenty of Red Devils supporters frustrated with the constant speculation over his Old Trafford future.
Former United striker Teddy Sheringham admits he also gets annoyed by the Pogba chat, and super agent Raiola’s role in it.
However, he insists there can be no anger from fans with the divisive star if he does run down his deal and walk away for nothing.
Sheringham told the Weekend Sports Breakfast on talkSPORT: “Yes it does [frustrate me], but the whole vibe around him coming and going from Manchester United, it’s just never ending.
“As soon as he signed it was all about, ‘have they made the right decision, is he the right fit’, then the following year it was exactly the same and the year after that it was. ‘shall we let him go and cash in’ – it’s been ongoing for years.
“I don’t know whether that’s been down to his agent or the way he’s playing it…
“For me, he signed for Manchester United for five years, you honour that contract.
“Foreign players are quite happy to honour their contracts and leave, some of them will have their careers mapped out, they want to play in France or Italy, or whatever.
“With English players it’s a little bit harder. If you sign and you let your contract run down, everybody is like, ‘you can’t do that’.
“But if he’s honoured his contract, no Manchester United won’t get any money for him at the end of next season, which is why there’s talk again now that they need to cash in on him… but he will have honoured his contract.
“He signed a four or five year contract and he’ll be coming to the end of that next year.
“What will be his decision from there? Who knows… but he would have honoured his contract.”
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