Frenchman Starts Rumours Over His Future
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has re-ignited speculation about his future by describing Real Madrid as “a dream” club.
Pogba was speaking at a press conference while on international duty with France. The 2018 World Cup-winners take on Moldova in their opening Euro 2020 fixture on Friday.
When asked about Real Madrid he described the La Liga side as “a dream for every kid, for every football player.
“It’s one of the biggest clubs in the world. I’ve always said Real Madrid is a dream club for every player,” Pogba said. However, he added:
“At the moment I’m happy in Manchester. I play. There’s a new coach.”
Pogba was always thought to favour a move to Madrid when he was about to leave Juventus in 2016. He even bought a property in the Spanish capital although he later claimed the purchase was for investment purposes.
But Manchester United’s £89million offer to Juventus for Pogba was far more than Real could afford. Plus the complexities of his relationship with agent Mino Raiola and the claim that Raiola’s fee from United was over £40million was an additional factor.
Pogba was being tipped earlier this season for a summer exit. That was under Jose Mourinho’s tenure as manager when the Portugese’s relationship with Pogba appeared to be sinking ever downwards. However, he has regained his form under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and is at last putting in the kind of performances that United paid a club-record fee for. But his comments will cause some disquiet in the United camp.