Paul Pogba keen on sealing Real Madrid transfer

April 7, 2020

Paul Pogba is understood to prioritise a move to Real Madrid over Juventus or signing a new contract at Manchester United.

The Frenchman’s future has been a regular discussion topic over the past year and he will be entering the final year of his contract at the end of June.

United, of course, have the option of triggering an extension clause to prolong his stay for another 12 months but AS reports that that would only ‘make the midfielder angry’.

As a result, it is claimed that the 27-year-old could be on the move during the next transfer window and he is said to favour a switch to the Bernabeu over a return to the Serie A with the Bianconeri.

Pogba has barely had an influence on the club’s proceedings this term, having suffered a series of ankle injuries during the first half of the campaign.

He has been sidelined since the turn of the year after the decision to undergo a surgery for the ankle problem but he should be fit when the season resumes after the coronavirus pandemic.

Still, his future remains doubtful beyond the summer and AS suggests that United may have to accept a considerably lesser sum than £100m due to the current crisis and the player’s limited playing time this term.

United have not made any breakthrough in the contract talks with Pogba and it appears that they may have no choice but to cash in on his services, either this summer or the next (suppose the extension clause is triggered).

Pogba could still have a change of heart to sign a new long-term deal with the club but that appears unlikely to happen at the moment, with his agent Mino Raiola aiming to push through his move to Los Blancos.