Real Madrid are on red alert after Paul Pogba signals he would welcome becoming their new ‘Galactico.’
Will Real Madrid president Florentino Perez pounce on Paul Pogba’s hint?
Paul Pogba won the biggest trophy in football last summer when France lifted the World Cup in Russia, thus cementing his name in the annals of the game forever. There is arguably no bigger trophy than that in the sport, except maybe winning the European Cup or the Champions League.
And the latter is exactly where the problem lies. Manchester United are in a transitionary stage (yet again) with no sight of clinching major trophies anytime soon, neither domestically, in the Premier League nor in Europe with the Champions League.
With the star status that he brings (being a World Cup winner) to a club, it’s no surprise that Pogba wants to build on his recent success, per online sportsbooks in UK.
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And to add more silverware to his cabinet, the 26-year-old has sounded out none other than the 13-time European champions Real Madrid – who are managed by compatriot and fellow World Cup winner Zinedine Zidane – to sign him.
“Like I’ve always said, Real Madrid is a dream for anyone. It’s one of the biggest clubs in the world,” Paul Pogba said, fuelling speculation about his potential departure from Old Trafford. “There is also (Zinedine) Zidane as a coach and it’s a dream for anybody who likes football. For more, I’m at Manchester. We don’t know what the future holds. I’m at Manchester and I’m happy.”
Moving to Real Madrid would certainly mean better opportunities of getting more medals around his neck, considering that English football is currently being dominated by Man United’s cross town rivals Man City and biggest rivals Liverpool.
Another disappointing season for Paul Pogba Manchester United?
Manchester United broke the then world transfer record when they signed Paul Pogba from Juventus in the summer of 2016 for £89m (€105m) – a record that stood for a year before PSG paid Barcelona a whopping £198m (€222m) for Brazilian superstar Neymar.
When he joined the team (combined with a few other key players and the appointment of then manager Jose Mourinho), all the pundits and fans alike were expecting the club’s re-emergence, however it hasn’t quite panned out that way.
In a little over two-and-a-half years at Old Trafford, Paul Pogba has only the EFL Cup and the Europa League to claim among his achievements. Man United have received a new lease of life under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but with them facing five-time European winners Barcelona in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, it’s questionable whether they’ll reach further than this in the elite competition this season.
Manchester United v Barcelona – H 11/4 (3.74) D 21/8 (3.62) A 11/10 (2.10)
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In the Premier League, the Red Devils are in 5th position having collected 58 points so far, but it’s a precarious spot to be in as it would mean missing out on Champions League football next season if they fail to break back into the top 4 during the remainder of the campaign.