Mino Raiola drops major hint on Real Madrid move for Man Utd star Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola says he wants to take ‘a great footballer’ to Real Madrid this summer and admits the midfielder is ‘going through a difficult time’ at Manchester United.

The World Cup winner has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford this summer, after spending the majority of the season sidelined with an ankle injury.

United are reportedly willing to sell the midfielder for around £100million, with Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane viewing Pogba as a key target.

Speaking to Spanish outlet Marca, Raiola said: ‘My relations with Real Madrid are very good. I want to take a great footballer there and I will try this summer.

‘It would be a pride for me and my footballers because Real Madrid is a great club. Alphonse Areola is already there, but it’s only half an operation because it’s a loan deal.

‘I am in contact with [general director] Jose Angel Sanchez and I love discussing football and FIFA issues with him because his opinion interests me.

‘I have great hope that one day he will be able to lead a great footballer to Real Madrid.’

The 27-year-old hasn’t featured for United since Boxing Day, but is working his way back to full fitness to play a part in the latter stages of the season.

Raiola added: ‘Paul is going through a difficult time, but let it be clear because in England they are very sensitive, Pogba is focused on making a great end to the season with Manchester United.

‘He wants to get back into the team and make a great end to the season and that United can reach the Champions League.’

The 27-year-old posted an Instagram video of himself training in quarantine with a Juventus shirt, prompting questions over a transfer back to his old club.

Pogba quickly allayed those fears, admitting the jersey was in homage to his France teammate Blaise Matuidi, who tested positive for Covid-19.

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