Paul Pogba’s potential exit has certainly been a saga to marvel over. Even prior to the Frenchman’s comments that he wanted a new challenge, murmurs had been doing the rounds as to the future of World Cup winner.
Zinedine Zidane’s reappointment at Real Madrid strengthened that possibility and in recent weeks speculations had been linking him strongly to both Real Madrid and Juventus.
Mino Raiola’s recent claim affirming that Pogba is assuredly exit-bound certainly takes away a lot of bargaining power from Manchester United’s hand. The club’s stance that the Frenchman is not for sale has remained constant.
Now, there are incredible deals that United simply won’t entertain for his exit.
As per Mundo Deportivo¸ United will only permit Pogba’s exit if a pursuing club offers a straight transfer fee of €170 million. The closest Madrid are willing to go is €150 million.
However, Los Blancos had another attractive offer for the Mancunian giants. The report believes that Madrid were willing to offer United €80 million plus either Gareth Bale or Isco in exchange to sweeten the deal.
However, the Premier League club weren’t interested in any make-shift measure and wanted a straight deal. Further, Madrid also wished for Pogba to make an official transfer request. The comments from Raiola seemed to have had a similar effect.
With Pogba obviously pushing for an exit, things have taken quite an awkward stance. With United adamant to not budge from their requested fee in any regard and no club willing to reach their high amount, this saga certainly has the potential to drag on for quite some time.