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Paul Pogba Consults Zinedine Zidane On Possible Manchester United Transfer

TURIN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 16: Paul Pogba of Juventus salutes the fans at the end of the UEFA Champions League Group A match between Juventus and Malmo FF on September 16, 2014 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

Given the mounting rumours and speculation of the last number of days, it appears highly likely that Paul Pogba will be a Manchester United player next season. How happy the 23 year old is with that arrangement is unclear however.

Indeed, as reported by Spanish newspaper El Confidencial (and translated by Sports Witness) Pogba rang Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane for help with his dilemma.

The Spanish publication claim that both men want Pogba to play at Real Madrid next season and have pleaded with each other to do everything in their power to make such a move happen. El Confidencial even go so far as to describe Pogba as ‘desperate’.

PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 26:  Former French international, Zinedine Zidane walks on the field prior to the International Friendly match between France and Brazil at the Stade de France on March 26, 2015 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Such a move would be heartbreaking for Manchester United fans and they can take solace from the fact that such a move appears unlikely for a number of reasons.

First and foremost, Madrid president Florentino Perez cares little for Pogba and even less for his agent, Mino Raiola. In most clubs such a clear desire from the coach would typically be enough to bring about at least a bid being made.

Real Madrid however, is unlike most clubs and it would appear that the president’s word is final.

This leaves the door open, as it has been for much of the Summer, for Manchester United.

A transfer fee of £120 million has been requested by Juventus, a world record fee hardly justifiable given his performances at Euro 2016 (admittedly playing in an unfavourable position on the pitch).

PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 26:  Former French international, Zinedine Zidane walks on the field prior to the International Friendly match between France and Brazil at the Stade de France on March 26, 2015 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

However, Jose Mourinho should perhaps also consider the potential problems of signing such a player who apparently has no real desire to ply his trade at Manchester.

Pogba’s Euro 2016 performances have proven him to be a fickle operator if everything is not perfect.

It’s hard enough to justify the suggested transfer fee for an in-form Pogba. Justifying it for a Pogba playing at a club he has no desire to be at is beyond the realm of reason.

Author: The PA Team

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