Pogba's agent Raiola stirs fresh rumors with Real Madrid talks
Manchester United mid-fielder Paul Pogba has been a constant subject of a transfer speculation away from the club. A lot of it has been stirred by his agent Mino Raiola, who wants the Frenchman out of Manchester. Clubs like Juventus and Real Madrid are interested. On Thursday, Raiola brought fresh rumors by saying he wants to take a great player to Real.
Pogba has been recovering from an ankle surgery
Pogba hasn't started a game for United since September 2019. He made a return and featured as a substitute in two games back in December 2019. However, an ankle injury forced him to undergo a surgery. The player missed the club's warm-weather training camp in Spain recently to continue his rehabilitation. With the league suspended as of now, Pogba will hope to recover quickly.
A look at Pogba's contract situation at United
Pogba has long been reported as a target for Real, with compatriot Zinedine Zidane said to be keen on bringing the gifted mid-fielder to the Santiago Bernabeu. Having said that, Pogba's current deal at the Old Trafford club expires next year, though the Premier League outfit do have an option to extend it for a further 12 months.
Raiola wants to take a great player to Real
Raiola told Marca, "My relations with Real Madrid are very good. I am in contact with Jose Angel. "I want to take a footballer there definitively [on a permanent basis] and I will try this summer. It would be a pride for me and my footballers because Real Madrid is a great club."
Raiola had hinted at Juventus move for Pogba earlier
Earlier, Raiola said United need to vie for the top majors both domestically and in Europe to keep Pogba. He hinted at a possible move to Juventus. "Italy is like a second home for him, " Raiola told Sky Sports News. "The question was is he happy. You cannot be happy if you are not competing for the title or for the Champions League."
Premier League remains suspended with relation to coronavirus
For now, the Premier League season is suspended in relation to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic which has claimed over 9,000 lives. With the Euro 2020 being postponed by a year, there is hope that Europe's top domestic leagues can be finished by June 30.