“It’s now or never” is the message from Zinedine Zidane to Paul Pogba, according to today’s edition of AS.
Ever since the manager returned to the Santiago Bernabeu in March, the reports linking the Manchester United star with a move to Real Madrid have only intensified.
The Spanish newspaper explains the Frenchman tried to sign the midfielder for Los Blancos on two occasions in the past.
The first attempt was when he was the coach of Castilla in 2015, but the World Cup winner decided to stay at Juventus.
A year later, Zidane, who was the manager at Real Madrid, was keen on acquiring his compatriot’s services, but the 26-year-old left the Turin club and made a switch to Old Trafford.
Pogba will have to take a 25 percent pay cut due to lack of Champions League football next season at Manchester United and it’s claimed he’s already informed some of his friends and relatives about his desire to leave Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side in the summer.
AS explains Zidane has discussed with Pogba the type of role the latter would have at the club, if he joins the 13-time European champions in the summer. The Real Madrid manager manager has already informed the player “it’s now or never” for him to join the La Liga giants.
With over two years left on Pogba’s contract at United, it should be seen if the Premier League outfit will be successful in retaining the midfielder beyond the summer transfer window or if they’ll cash in from his sale.