Paul Pogba ‘serious about playing for Real Madrid next season’ as doubts remain over his long-term future at Manchester United
- Paul Pogba is continuing to be monitored by Real Madrid ahead of the summer
- Pogba’s form has picked up at Manchester United since Jose Mourinho departed
- Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is said to be assessing Pogba’s suitability
The World Cup-winning midfielder was strongly linked with a switch to Barcelona last summer after his agent Mino Raiola agreed a five-year contract with the La Liga club worth £89.5million.
And now, according to Spanish publication Marca, Pogba is back on the radar in La Liga with Zinedine Zidane and Real Madrid said to be assessing his suitability ahead of a summer overhaul at the Bernabeu.
Paul Pogba’s long-term future at Manchester United remains unclear with Real Madrid keen
Barcelona strengthened their midfield ranks in January with the £65m signing of Ajax starlet Frenkie de Jong and Real Madrid are well aware they need to freshen up their options in the middle of the park.
Luka Modric and Toni Kroos are long-serving players for the club but Zidane returned to the job recently on the premise of wholesale changes to make them competitive domestically and in Europe once more.
Ahead of France’s Euro 2020 qualifying win over Moldova on Friday, Pogba was quizzed on interest from Spain.
Pogba’s form in a Manchester United shirt has improved massively since Jose Mourinho left
‘Like I’ve always said, Real Madrid is a dream for anyone. It’s one of the biggest clubs in the world,’ Pogba said.
‘There is also Zidane as a coach and it’s a dream for anybody who likes football. For now, I’m at Manchester. We don’t know what the future holds. I’m at Manchester and I’m happy.’
Pogba, given his commercial value and his much-improved form under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, would not be allowed to leave cheaply and it remains unclear if Real Madrid will focus on strengthening other areas of the side, namely their attack.
Zidane has been linked strongly with Chelsea’s Eden Hazard as well as Paris Saint-Germain pair Neymar and Kylian Mbappe as the club look to fill the void left by Cristiano Ronaldo following his departure last summer.
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is busy identifying players ahead of a summer overhaul