Paul Pogba is angling for a move to Real Madrid, with it increasingly likely he will leave Manchester United on a free when his contract expires in the summer.
That’s according to Marca, who cover his situation alongside Antonio Rudiger’s and explain how the two are in very similar circumstances.
With Pogba, he has ‘already shown’ time and time again that he would like the move to Madrid and ‘nobody doubts it’ at this moment in time.
There is an ‘estrangement’ between him and Manchester United, who have been working to try and get him to sign a new deal but failing to convince him
That’s because the Frenchman would not only demand big wages, but there is also the matter of the ‘false freedom’ of his transfer status.
While he’d be available on a free, that doesn’t mean he would arrive at the Bernabeu for zero cash, with the club having to spend big on signing on fees and wages and whatever else.
This is something Mino Raiola is pushing hard for, with it stated he is ‘pushing hard’ to defend his client’s interests. In other words, he’s making it clear he expects Pogba and himself to pocket big sums if he is to arrive from Manchester United on a free transfer.
It seems, though, Real Madrid certainly think a deal is ‘possible’ and are now running the numbers to see if they can make it happen.