According to a new report coming from The Sun, Real Madrid are ready to give Manchester United a choice between four of their stars, including their key player, Toni Kroos, on top of a huge sum of money in order to land Paul Pogba.
The story linking Pogba with Los Blancos is a recurring one.
As the same source states, the Spanish giants have already tried their luck in the past but Man United wouldn’t budge.
Now, however, with the Frenchman desperate to leave and his teammates already accepting the fact he soon will depart, Real Madrid are once again hopeful.
And in this deal, as The Sun understand, the Red Devils are looking for a package of more than £160m, which could involve either of Kroos, Gareth Bale, Luka Modric or Isco.
But sacrificing the German midfielder to land Pogba simply doesn’t make sense for the Galacticos.
Kroos has been one of the most influential players for Zidane in the ongoing 2019/20 campaign.
Even when others were dropping their level and were largely inconsistent, the German was firing on all cylinders, dropping masterful performances along the way.
According to Whoscored, he is Real Madrid’s fifth-best player when it comes to pure ratings and has averaged 93.1% passing accuracy, 1.8 shots, 2.4 key passes and 0.8 dribbles per game this season.
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And that’s on top of his two goals and three assists in La Liga.
Would it really be worth it to sacrifice such an in-form player who still has a lot to give to this squad? All just to get a player who has only managed to play eight games since the beginning of the season?
For Man United, however, if they can truly get such a huge sum of money on top of a player of their choice, this deal would be incredible.
After all, with the Frenchman’s absence throughout the vast majority of the campaign, it’s already as if he’s gone. Of course, Pogba’s overall contribution should not be forgotten – after all, he scored 16 goals and assisted 11 in 2018/19 – but has been nowhere to be seen in 2019/20.
If they are truly to part ways with their star, they might as well get properly compensated in return.
And this is exactly what this particular deal would bring them.
In other news, many Manchester United fans were not happy with recent links with a player they feel is simply not good enough…