Super-agent Mino Raiola has been talking to Spanish press. Leading up to what ought to be an essential summer time for at least one of his megastar clients, Raiola has provided followers an perception into what should be in keep for midfielder Paul Pogba.
Although Erling Haaland’s state of affairs at Dortmund is well-documented, any other patron of Raiola is United’s Pogba – and the midfielder state of affairs in Manchester is turning into more and more greater complex with each and every passing day.
The French World Cup winner presently has simply over one yr left on his contract and ought to he refuse to signal a new deal, the Red Devils will in all likelihood be pressured into offloading this summer.
Despite the relentless hypothesis surrounding his long-term future, the midfielder absolutely seems completely happy with lifestyles beneath Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Best confirmed with the aid of his beautiful overall performance towards AS Roma on Thursday night, followers are slowly starting to come round to the thinking of Pogba committing his long-term future to the Red Devils.
However, addressing the hypothesis of whether or not or now not the Frenchman will prolong his Old Trafford stay, Raiola, when requested by AS about Pogba’s situation, said: “When a participant asks you, what are we going to do? – It’s an good sized responsibility. That’s when you continue to be up all night time wondering about what’s best.
“My aim is to make it a process alongside the player to see what they really have in their heart. Ibrahimovic knew I was against him going to Barca, he wanted to go because it was an incredible Barca side.
“Although people might think differently, I think that [this failed move] was really important, not a major disaster. Because he learnt so much more in six months than in major stretches of his life.
“With Pogba, what’s really important too is what Manchester United want, what project they are proposing for Pogba.
“Pogba has always been interested in one thing, winning the Champions League, titles, that’s his objective. And we’ll see if that’s possible at United or at other big European clubs.”
One club relentlessly linked with making a move for the World Cup winner is Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid.
Going on to explain why there is such a love affair between Los Blancos and Pogba, Raiola said: “It’s a question for Madrid.
“At one time, Pogba felt a lot of love for, and trust in, United, and there are various other clubs… Afterwards, it’s really hard for United and Madrid to reach an understanding on a massive transfer, because big clubs don’t like selling great players to other big clubs.
“I’m not going to kid you, for Pogba, playing at Madrid was always a really attractive option, because of Zidane too. He’s Pogba’s childhood hero.”
But can a deal between Manchester United and Real Madrid be reached in this post-COVID era. Well, Raiola isn’t sure, but he did go on to make a strange claim that a player exchange could be on the cards.
“I don’t know,” admitted the agent. “I think nothing is impossible, but football depends on the day. Just like that. And you need to be flexible to think about all the possibilities. What if tomorrow Madrid want to do a swap, Hazard for Pogba. It’s just an example. And it all four parties like it, why not?
“For Pogba, playing at Madrid was always a really attractive option… because of Zidane too, his childhood hero”