Manchester United have reportedly overtaken Real Madrid in the race to sign Paul Pogba.
Paul Pogba left Manchester United in 2012 after falling out with Sir Alex Ferguson due to limited first team opportunities. The Frenchman moved to Juventus, where he has enjoyed enormous success, having won four league titles in all the four seasons he has spent in Turin.
However, the 23-year-old now looks set to depart from Italy, and is being linked with potential moves to various European giants, but Manchester United and Real Madrid are believed to be the two front-runners in the race for his signature.
According to AS, the Red Devils have begun serious talks with Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola over the midfielder’s return to Old Trafford, overtaking Real Madrid in the process.
In fact, as per Gazzetta dello Sport, Manchester United are putting their financial resources into use, and preparing a staggering as well as a record-breaking offer worth £100 million for their former youth academy star. The 20-time English Champions are also ready to offer him a salary worth £192,000-a-week, so as to unite him with their new manager Jose Mourinho.
The fact that two of Mino Raiola’s biggest clients – Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan – are also on their way to Manchester United, has given the English giants a further advantage over the eleven-time European Champions in the race to sign Pogba.
And to add cherry on top for Manchester United, Los Blancos manager Zinedine Zidane and president Florentino Perez do not share the same opinions when it comes to the addition of Pogba to the Real Madrid squad, rumours suggest.
Zidane believes Pogba to be an important asset that will help the Madrid-based club put an end to Barcelona’s dominance in Spain, whereas Perez appears to be not-so-confident about the magnitude of impact the France international will make upon his arrival in La Liga.