Manchester United’s standout saga this transfer window has been the potential departure of Paul Pogba.
Despite being linked to a host of world-class talents, it is the looming exit of the World-Cup winner that may prove to be the definitive change in the club’s approach going into the campaign.
It is evident that the Red Devils under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wish to form the team around Pogba and that the Frenchman’s commercial appeal is far too valuable.
However, as has been the case for quite some time, the inevitable may not be evaded.
As per the ESPN, Real Madrid are confident that they will secure Paul Pogba’s signature this summer. The Spanish giants are reportedly held back by United’s stubbornness of keeping the €180 million pricetag on the midfielder.
Zinedine Zidane is desperate to land his compatriot and the player himself his eager for a move. With his agent Mino Raiola working hard to get the deal across, it certainly seems that United’s insistence will falter.
However, it is clear that the deal will go ahead only on the English side’s terms and thus they will most likely be making their quoted amount for the player.
It will certainly be a momentous task for the higher-ups at the Bernabeu to fund the move, given that an eye-catching €300 million has already been splashed so far this window.
It is believed that Los Blancos are lining up a series of potential sales to gather the requisite funds, with the likes of James Rodriguez and Gareth Bale on the verge of departures.
However, Pogba can prove to be the definitive addition to the roster of the La Liga giants. Now, the challenge is for a deal to be meted out well before August 8, after which United won’t be able to acquire an adequate replacement.