Paul Pogba is complicated for Real Madrid. The French midfielder ends his contract in June 2022 and the white team was very attentive to his situation to see if he had the possibility of arriving in Madrid without transfer cost, as happened this past summer in the case of defender David Alaba. But Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, has cooled that option by putting Juventus of Turin into the equation, the team from which Pogba arrived at Manchester United, his current team.
“Pogba’s contract expires next year. We will talk to Manchester United and see. Turin sure has remained in his heart and cares a lot about these things. The possibility of him returning to Juventus is there, but it also depends on Juve, “explained Raiola at RAI. A few words with which the Italian tries to put his player within shot of Juventus, although there is still no news of a real interest on the part of the Turin team in the French.
Pogba always wanted to play for Real Madrid and pushed for United to put a price on him in the past in order to sign with the whites. This was, above all, in the summer of 2019, when Zidane returned to the white bench and put Pogba as his first priority in the transfer market. Florentino Pérez tried, but United remained inflexible and also Raiola’s financial claims did not help to clarify the picture.
Madrid-Raiola, obstacle by Pogba
The Italian agent is one of the great obstacles for Pogba to sign for Madrid. His historical relations with the white club have been bad, he has criticized Madrid’s sports and transfer policy several times and also he is used to requesting commissions in each operation above what is usual in the market. Although it is true that he represents top-level players, such as Pogba or Haaland, another intended by Madrid. If the whites want Pogba at zero cost, they know that they will have to give the player a good salary, as well as an interesting transfer bonus and a good commission for Raiola. Pogba, in any case, is a safe bet economically: is one of the players that offers the most return in the world of football through advertising contracts and image rights.
Pogba knows it is his last season at United, unless he decides to renew (It is not likely; the sports project has not finished taking off and the city does not fall in love with him either), and therefore he is aware that he must make the best possible season to revalue himself and get the best contract next year. And so he is doing, for now: the Premier has started like a shot, with seven assists in the first four games.