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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