Florentino Pérez has been very quick on closing the signings of Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic and Ferland Mendy, but he still has work to do, especially with Paul Pogba. The French midfielder is the target number one for Zinedine Zidane but his signing would be very difficult and the negotiations very long. We are looking at the melodrama of the summer with Mino Raiola, the agent, in the middle.
Paul Pogba seems happy to change Manchester United and join Real Madrid. The midfielder said this weekend that “it could be a good moment for a challenge in other place”. Manchester United won’t play the Champions League next year and, despite the great investment in the past years, the Red Devils are far behind the biggest clubs in Europe. If Pogba is ambitious, he would like to look for new titles and Old Trafford is not the right place at the moment.
Besides, Zinedine Zidane’s factor would be also very important. Hazard admitted that the idea of being trained by Zizou was a great push to choose Real Madrid. And the Real Madrid manager wants Pogba in his team, as he can give more physical power to the midfield and the perfect combination with Kroos and Luka Modric. This is why Real Madrid businessmen will try to get him on board.
The idea is trying to close the squad before the 1st of July. In that date, Manchester United will go back to work, and few days later, the new season will start for Real Madrid. However, negotiations will be very tough as we can expect a transfer fee above €150M. Zidane wants to have all his players on board and train from the first day with the full squad. Of course, there will be many players leaving the club in the following weeks, as there are still too many footballers on the team, but at least Zidane will now the players he could count on.