Paul Pogba Transfer News: Real Madrid could offer Isco or Bale to Man Utd as part of their Pogba deal in the ongoing transfer season.
While Manchester United’s official stance regarding Paul Pogba is that ‘He is not for sale’. The World Cup winner has on many occasions spoken of his desire to work with compatriot Zinedine Zidane and has continually flirted with the idea of playing under him at Real Madrid.
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Now that Zidane is back at the helm at Bernabeu, the French man has not so subtly revealed that he wants out of Old Trafford.
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Speaking on a promotional tour in Tokyo, the Manchester United star said:
“For me I have been for three years in Manchester and have been doing great; some good moments and some bad moments, like everybody. Like everywhere else. After this season and everything that happened this season, with my season being my best season as well. I think for me it could be a good time to have a new challenge somewhere else. I am thinking of this: to have a new challenge somewhere else.”
Real Madrid’s Summer Signing Spree
The Sun have reported that Spanish Giants, Real Madrid are also keen to bring in the French Superstar to Bernabeu. However, they have already spent £268.6m on Eder Militao, Rodrygo Goes, Luka Jovic, Fernald Mendy and Eden Hazard. They can not afford to spend United’s valuation of £150 million on Pogba. At least not when they’re still linked with Kylian Mbappe.
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With Juventus also keen to sign Pogba; Real Madrid are reportedly considering offering a player-plus-cash deal to entice United and avoid a bidding war with the Italian champions. Real are reportedly willing to let go of either Gareth Bale or Isco. Both of these players have previously been linked with United in the past.
With Juan Mata’s future uncertain with the club and Herrera leaving the club as well, United would do well with Isco in the midfield. Bale would also add to the attack and bring trophy winning experience to the side. The ball is now in United’s hands. It will be interesting to see if they let Pogba go and if they do, how much will they manage to get out of their record signing.