Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has revealed that Real Madrid have held talks with Italian Juventus for roping in the services of the French midfielder this summer.
After joining the Bianconeri, Pogba has won three consecutive Serie A titles and has documented his name among the world’s best midfielders.
Paul Pogba has been under the radar of top European clubs like Manchester United, Manchester City and Barclona who are desperate to rope in the services of the talented Juventus playmaker.
Raiola revealed in an interview that the French youngster is a big fan of both Real Madrid and their manager and also his fellow countryman Zinedine Zidane.
“We are in the preliminary phase of negotiations. Pogba admires Real Madrid and [head coach] Zinedine Zidane and this is going to be very important in his decision,” said Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola
This news comes as huge blow to Manchester United as earlier this month the Prmeier League club had offered a British transfer record bid of £60m for roping in the Juventus playmaker.
Raiola spiced up things as he said that Real Madrid would have to break the world transfer record fee in order to add the talented Juventus midfielder to their squad.
“He could cost €120 million or €140m. He is worth whatever a club are willing to pay for him,” said Raiola.
Earlier the Italian giants Juventus were unwilling to sell the 23-year-old midfielder this summer but after Raiola’s recent claims it is understood that the club will give a nod if they receive high enough bid for the Frenchman.
Pogba faced some criticism for his performance in the first two games for France in Euro 2016 but he came back strong in their last group stage encounter against Switzerland. He looked in great touch but he was unlucky as he hit the cross-bar twice. The match ended in a goalless draw but it was enough for the hosts to qualify for the knock-out stage at the top of group A with 7 points.
In a post-match interview Pobga asserted that he was happy with the result, saying: “”We had opportunities to win, but in the end we take a point – we are happy to be first, and the adventure goes on.”