Real Madrid & Paul Pogba
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba appeared to openly flirt with Real Madrid on Wednesday.
Pogba, the French World Cup winner, has been in excellent form since Ole Gunnar Solksjaer took over at Old Trafford.
All of a sudden Pogba is scoring and creating goals aplenty at Man United.
Yet, while on international duty, Pogba dropped the following statements to the press:
I have always said that Real Madrid was a dream club for everyone.
It is one of the greatest clubs in the world. There is Zidane, who is the coach. It is a dream for every child and every footballer.
Now, I am happy in Manchester, I am playing, we have a new coach [Ole Gunnar Solskjaer].
For the moment, I am in Manchester but, later on, we do not know what the future will tell us. But today, I am in Manchester and I am happy.
Paul Pogba dreams of playing under Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid 😍 pic.twitter.com/nUkbwJGZGt
— Goal (@goal) March 20, 2019
Paul Pogba’s likely Manchester United price tag
No-one can say with certainty how Man United would demand from any suitor trying to sign Pogba.
Pogba is a prized asset in Manchester, while he’s under contract until 2021.
Moreover, Man United have clause in Pogba’s contract which allows them to extend the deal by twelve months.
Yet, following Pogba’s Real Madrid comments, the Times’ Paul Hirst has had a shot at guessing Pogba’s price tag:
Last September, (Man United) reported record annual revenues of £590 million and are therefore under no pressure to sell.
It would take an enormous fee — perhaps near the £198 million that Paris Saint-Germain paid for Neymar two years ago — for United to contemplate selling Pogba, who cost £89 million when they signed him from Juventus three years ago.
Do Real Madrid have the wherewithal to stump up a 200 million pound offer for Pogba? That seems unlikely.
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