Real Madrid ready to launch new chase of Manchester United star Paul Pogba after boss Zinedine Zidane was ‘very annoyed’ over a failed attempt to land the French midfielder last summer
- Real Madrid has long been an admirer of Manchester United’s Paul Pogba
- Zinedine Zidane wants to draw the midfielder as a priority this summer
- Pogba enjoys his best United form in combination with Bruno Fernandes
Real Madrid are reportedly making a summer move for Paul Pogba as part of their priority transfer service for next season.
Pogba’s future in Old Trafford before the closure had looked uncertain due to his inconsistency and injuries that largely kept him out of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans.
But he co-flourished with Bruno Fernandes this term and is now staring at the convinced United to pay Juventus a then-world record of £ 89 million for him in 2016.
Real Madrid wants to revive hope to sign Paul Pogba of Manchester United
But according to Receive French football news, the winner of the World Cup France was a long-term target for Real Madrid and Zinedine Zidane, who were “very annoyed” by the fact that they didn’t land him last summer.
Madrid has followed Eduardo Camavinga of Rennes, but the club is unlikely to make a lot of money for the highly rated 17-year-old, especially with Pogba being an excellent target.
However, Madrid may struggle to convince Pogba to leave Old Trafford as the 27-year-old begins to show his best form for the club.
Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane was ‘very annoyed’ about missing Pogba last summer
According to former United defender Rio Ferdinand, Pogba was allowed to thrive in midfield after the arrival of Fernandes in January.
‘[Paul] Pogba has been a completely different player since the restart, ” Ferdinand told BT Sport.
The energy level in his game, it’s the Pogba United who paid £ 89 million four years ago. A big factor is undoubtedly the man he plays with in midfield – Bruno Fernandes.
Pogba did well after the lockdown in a midfield partnership with Bruno Fernandes
“Pogba doesn’t want to be shown and that may be the motivation he needed. Solskjaer will absolutely love what he sees of those two.
Fernandes just does what he takes for granted and it has been a huge boost to Pogba’s form – it has also set him free to play.
“He’s probably less under pressure now because he knows Fernandes bears some of the expectation burden.”