Zidane Confirms Pogba Deal In Progress
Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane has just confirmed that his club are still looking to bring Paul Pogba to Real Madrid.
Paul Pogba’s future has been under speculation for the past month, with both Manchester United and Real Madrid interested in signing the French International.
Manchester United are understood to have two bids for Pogba rejected by Juventus, as the Italian Champions not willing to pay out the £20 million in agent fees to Mino Raiola. United made a record-breaking bid of €120 million for the midfield maestro, but Juve still insist that the agent fees should be paid either by Manchester United or Paul Pogba himself.
The Galacticos were believed to be out of the race for Pogba’s signature, but their recent failed pursuit of Andre Gomes have the Spanish club knocking on Juve’s door again.
Initially, Real Madrid backed out of the race when they were told the Frenchman would cost them somewhere upwards of €100 million. Real’s President, Florentino Perez, believed that this was a ridiculous fee for a 23-year-old, and ended his interest in Pogba.
News outlets in Spain reported that Real Madrid didn’t make a move for Pogba because they didn’t have enough money to get the deal done.
However, Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has now confirmed that Real Madrid are working on a deal to bring Paul Pogba to the Spanish capital.
“In this moment we are still working [on a move for Pogba], and I cannot say anything more,” Zidane revealed in his interview with Goal.
“Until 31st August, anything can happen, but today he is not a Real Madrid player and I cannot talk about what will happen.
He added: “I always say how things are, but now is not the time to talk about this. A lot of clubs are interested in Pogba. Real Madrid always want the best players. But we owe Juventus respect, and I can’t say anything more out of respect.”
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