As reported by The Sun, Real Madrid are lining up a surprising summer bid for midfielder Paul Pogba this summer, just two years after the Frenchman arrived at the club.
We’re still months away from the summer transfer window opening but already the big headline grabbing stories are emerging and a potential Paul Pogba move away from Man United is sure to raise some eyebrows.
The Sun report that Real Madrid are plotting to bring him to La Liga at the end of the season despite both Man United and Pogba himself not being receptive to such a move.
The paper reckon that the Spanish side are keeping tabs on his happiness in Manchester due to his dip in form and the fact Mourinho has either substituted him off or dropped him completely in recent matches.
However, any bid would need to be well over £120m if business is to be done, says the report.
Given United’s investment in Paul Pogba and the fact that Jose Mourinho is looking to build a team around him in years to come, it would be silly for the Manchester side to consider any move for the French international in the summer, regardless of what money is offered.
He may be struggling to find his most effective role in the Red Devils first team, but he has a quality that can be priceless when he is on top form and rather than give up on him, United need to find the best way to utilise him.
Selling him to a potential UEFA Champions League rival makes even less sense and despite Madrid’s reported desire to land him, this is one transfer rumour that the Old Trafford side should shut down.