Atletico Madrid And Man Utd Set To Complete An Ambitious Swap Deal?

Atletico Madrid players pose for a team group photo before the match.

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Paul Pogba has attracted interest from Real Madrid and PSG following his dismal performances from last month and early this month. However, the big games against Man City and Tottenham seem to have alleviated those fears in the eyes of the supporters.

However, it is the relationship between him and Jose Mourinho that has repeatedly been the reason cited for the possibility that Pogba may still seek an exit in the summer, what with multiple reports claiming the two share an almost insufferable rapport.

And while different scenarios over Pogba’s second departure from Old Trafford have been reported, this next one is relatively fresh.

As per common rumormonger Don Balon, Man Utd are looking to pry away Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid yet again, and this time, they have a ploy in mind.

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In order to ease the €100 million release clause that the Frenchman has in tow, the report states that Man Utd will offer Paul Pogba as a balance weight to lighten the final amount and sweeten the deal. A Frenchman for a Frenchman.


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However, there might be some sense in Diego Simeone going for the deal after all. With a conservative eye on spending being the key to their transfer plans, they can succeed in landing a phenomenal talent in the form of Pogba by virtually spending nothing and letting go of the 27-year-old.

But it seems very unlikely that something of this sort could come to fruition considering the other top names hunting for Pogba as well. Besides, the player himself has had a fairly different assessment of how his relationship with Mourinho has been going.

Speaking to Sky Sports, he revealed: “It’s good, very good. He’s the coach, I’m the player. He does the coaching, I do the playing. I’m here and very happy. I give my best for the team, for myself I’m happy because we are in a final [of the FA Cup] and I want to finish the season very well.”

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