Real Madrid certainly aren’t hanging around this summer. After securing a deal for Eden Hazard, Los Blancos’ attention has turned to Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.
The Red Devils certainly could learn a thing or two from their Spanish counterparts, although that’s besides today’s point… According to a report from AS, the 20-time Premier League champions have bluntly told Madrid that their 26-year-old superstar isn’t for sale.
Apparently, Madrid asked the Reds to name their opening price for Pogba but United didn’t put a value on it because they have no intention of selling Pogba during this window.
Understandably, Ole Gunnar Soslkjaer sees Pogba as a ‘cornerstone’ of his team, while United’s #6 still has three years left on his deal so the club aren’t under any pressure whatsoever to sell.
The report from AS claims it could take as much as €150m (£133m) for United to even think about letting their French midfielder go, but even then I’m not convinced the Old Trafford club would cash in.
Personally, the only way I see this deal happening is if Pogba pushes for it. United probably wouldn’t want to keep an unhappy player in and around the dressing room, but even then, Edward Woodward sees Pogba’s marketability and he’d still want him to stick around in Manchester.