The Manchester United ace may be focused on the end of the season at Old Trafford, but his long-term future could lie elsewhere
Football agent Mino Raiola has announced that he intends to conduct a big transfer with Real Madrid this summer, suggesting that Manchester United star Paul Pogba could finally be Bernabeu bound.
The France international has long been linked with a summer move to the Spanish outfit and after another unsettled season at Old Trafford, during which he has been plagued by injury issues, he could well depart in the summer
Although Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been adamant that Pogba will be remaining at United, Raiola has served to fan the flames over a possible exit by stating that he hopes to send a “great footballer” to Madrid.
My relations with Real Madrid are very good,” he told Marca . “I want to take a great footballer there and I will try this summer. It would be a pride for me and my footballers because Real Madrid is a great club. Alphonse Areola is already there, but it’s only half an operation because it’s a loan deal.
“I am in contact with [general director] Jose Angel Sanchez and I love discussing football and FIFA issues with him because his opinion interests me. I have great hope that one day he will be able to lead a great footballer to Real Madrid.”
Asked about Pogba’s situation, Raiola added: “Paul is going through a difficult time, but let it be clear because in England they are very sensitive, Pogba is focused on making a great end to the season with Manchester United.
“He wants to get back into the team and make a great end to the season and that United can reach the Champions League.”
Erling Haaland, who recently joined Raiola’s portfolio of players, will not be making a quick move to Spain after an electric start at Borussia Dortmund, where the 19-year-old has scored 12 times in 11 games.