Van de Beek, Pogba, or Both?

Van de Beek, Pogba, or Both?


After signing many players at the beginning of the summer -Jovic, Mendy, or Hazard-, timing is running out for Los Blancos. The terrible pre-season results urge the managers to find solutions before La Liga starts. Especially, the squad needs some top players in the midfield, and right now Paul Pogba and Van de Beek are the solutions.

Donny Van de Beek seems almost tied up. Real Madrid and the player have agreed on a deal and now it’s time to negotiate with Ajax. The Dutch midfielder even said that “Real Madrid and Ajax are in touch”, so the deal looks imminent. The 23-year-old footballer is a great reinforcement for the future of the team and he’s powerful and with goal, but the team would need extra manpower to face this new challenging season.

For this reason, Zinedine Zidane doesn’t forget Paul Pogba. The French player didn’t travel with Manchester United to Cardiff, forcing the situation, but Solskjaer has made clear that they won’t allow him to leave Old Trafford. Premier League starts on the 10th of August, so Pogba’s future needs to be clarify this week. In the meantime, the Red Devils are trying to sign Milinkovic-Savic and Bruno Fernandes, two players for the midfield that would ease the situation.

There are some betting information website like, that get the best odds in the transfermarket and inform about the possibility of signings. Pogba odds to arrive to Madrid are quite small, but the club is still working on it. Most probably, Zidane is pushing to get this signing, as the midfield looks very weak with Casemiro, Kroos and Modric, especially if we take in consideration what happened last year.

In this key week, we’ll find out Real Madrid plans for this season. The reality is that the team would need both signings, especially after Ceballos and Marcos Llorente’s departure. The weaknesses showed against Bayern Munich, Atlético de Madrid or Tottenham Hotspur suggest that some effort is needed by the club. Let’s hope they’ll arrive on time.