On October 12th, AS reported Manchester United have ‘put in place the mechanism’ to sign Rennes’ Eduardo Camavinga if Paul Pogba decides to leave Old Trafford.
Real Madrid showed interest in signing the former Juventus man in the past, while the France international reiterated his “dream” to represent Los Blancos.
Mino Raiola, the agent of the Red Devils midfielder said on Monday his client is “unhappy” and stressed the 27-year-old “has to change teams”.
According to AS, the La Liga winners must decide whether to sign Pogba or the Ligue 1 star. It’s claimed Real Madrid benefit from their situations as both of them are available in the transfer market.
The duo’s contracts at their respective clubs will run down in 2022, and the fee to sign either of them isn’t a problem for the Spanish giants. The two are likely to be available for €50-80m.
Zinedine Zidane ‘still loves’ Pogba and he prefers Real Madrid to sign the World Cup winner over the Rennes midfielder. The ex-Serie A man has been the manager’s ‘old request’.
According to the report, Raiola’s latest comments have devalued Pogba and that makes it an ‘ideal situation’ for the 13-time European champions club to carry out his signing.
Real Madrid could either get Pogba to satisfy Zidane or make a move for 18-year-old Camavinga to satisfy Florentino Pérez and José Ángel Sánchez, who want to bet on younger players.
Although the two are available for a similar price tag, there’s a massive difference in their current wages. Pogba earns €15m per season, which is €13m more than Camavinga’s annual salary.
AS explains Manchester United also retain an interest in the teenager as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side ‘intend to sign’ Camavinga. For this reason, Real Madrid have ‘not ruled out’ bringing in Pogba.
This would suggest there is concern at the Santiago Bernabéu over the possibility of losing out to United for Rennes player.
The Premier League side will likely have to invest in a new midfielder with Pogba expected to leave the club. With United interested in Camavinga, he could replace his compatriot at Old Trafford, if Solskjaer’s side completes his signing.