Real Madrid have told Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola that the Juventus and France star will need patience while the club consider how to finance a deal, but it’s possible that time has already run out on them.
During the latest conversations between Raiola and Real Madrid – which took place last week – Los Blancos asked for more time to let them put together their operation. The exorbitant transfer fee of €120 million is not yet viable for the Champions League winners, at this moment.
To raise the money needed, the club would need to make a big sale first. While Manchester United are very close to closing out a deal for the Juventus midfielder – according to various reports – the player himself is not in any rush to sign. His dream is to play under his hero, Zinedine Zidane. Add in the added factor that United were guilty of undervaluing him a few years ago and let him go, but the great seducer Mourinho may have helped overcome that bad memory.
Raiola’s declared that Pogba is happy at Juve a few days ago – adding that he’s in no rush to leave and that “he could even renew his contract” – but this only came to light after Real’s plea for a little patience. It’s very much in the interest of Pogba’s agent to stir up the soap opera – as he wants to take a large cut of the deal after all, with rumours suggesting that he’s asked for €20m.
Different sources have confirmed that the player hasn’t considered renewing his contract at the Italian giants and it’s only Railo who’s brought up the subject. The directors in Turin are not budging from the €120m mark, although it is thought that this total could be brought down if paid in cash. Madrid need time, but United are piling on the pressure and there aren’t any other Galácticos left in the market.