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Although the rumors have cooled in recent months, the Real Madrid keep track of Paul Pogba (26 years, France) for the next years. In January the winter market opens and the white club remains very attentive to the situation of the player in the Manchester United, with a view to meeting the requests of Zidane Last summer
The coach was clear last summer in his demands to the club in terms of signings: a midfielder with arrival, with physical, technical deployment capacity with the ball and galactic dyes. Neither Van de Beek, neither Eriksen They met these requirements for 'Zizou', something that Pogba met.
The French midfielder is one of the most valued players in his position and Real Madrid tried unsuccessfully to undertake his incorporation last summer. It was an operation that had been interesting to the entity for several seasons, although the real approaches occurred with the arrival of Zidane to the bench of the Santiago Bernabéu in this second stage.
The operation with Manchester United ended up rooting due to the high pretensions that the English club maintained, with strong firmness. The Old Trafford had priced Pogba at 200 million euros, not a cent less. A figure that they knew was prohibitive for Real Madrid, getting deter any exit option.
This blockade by the Red Devils It clashed frontally with the wishes of the player himself, as he longed to disembark at Chamartin to get under Zidane. EL BERNABÉU already informed that he was willing to lower his salary in order to cover the elastic Madrid player last summer.
Finally, the operation did not bear fruit, but Real Madrid remains aware of the situation of the Frenchman. The strategy that the club has in its road map to undertake its signing is to press United with its contract. Pogba could leave for free from June 30, 2021, so 2020 is a key year for the English to lower their expectations and not lose the player without receiving any economic revenue.
In Concha Espina they are not in a hurry to close the operation and the winter and summer market will face calmly. They know they have the player's yes, so the negotiation will be less intense.
Departures in Madrid
Although the Real Madrid midfield is going through a good sporting moment, with players like Modric and Kroos showing an outstanding level and the pleasant irruption of Valverde In the team, there is still room for a player like Pogba. Zidane would not stop his arrival in any of the scenarios that could occur.
In addition, whites will have more room in the squad for next season, since Mariano Díaz He will be one of the first players to leave the club, just as his agent said. In the same situation others may end up like Brahim, James or Isco; players with little prominence at this start of the course and their future more in the air than ever.
Madrid offer and English needs
From England they have already rushed to ensure that Real Madrid would be preparing an offer of 85 million euros to take over the services of Pogba. The economic amount would be covered by the inclusion of James and Mariano in the operation itself, as reported The sun. All this with a view to convincing a Manchester United that seeks to renew its project.
In fact, those of Old Trafford seek to strengthen their offensive plot. The same source pointed to Richarlison (Everton), Haaland (Salzburg), Werner (Leipzig) and Wilson (Bournemouth) They are on the agenda of the English club. These are young strikers who would require a large investment, so Pogba's exit could open his door to obtain greater income.
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