Zidane tells Real that they MUST sign Pogba, even after having sprayed £ 344 million this summer, with the boss showing a relentless side and ordering the sign to deliver on the promises he made before returning
- There were 50,000 fans singing for Florentino Perez to sign Kylian Mbappe
- Real Madrid has little chance of that, but president is being put under increasing pressure
- Zinedine Zidane had the opportunity to recreate the team in his own image
- He wants Paul Pogba but Florentino Perez finds his value enormously inflated
- Zidane was colder on his return to Bernabeu and was shown ruthless streak
Zinedine Zidane will have laughed on Thursday when he heard the 50,000 fans in the Bernabeu song for the club signing Kylian Mbappe. In the developing power struggle with club president Florentino Perez, the pressure exerted on the president can only be a good thing.
Zidane knows he will not get Mbappe, but he did not give up Paul Pogba and there is a feeling that promises were made when he took the helm at the end of last season.
It was not easy to convince Zidane to return. He had left last summer, angry with the club's plans for the new season.
Fans welcomed Eden Hazard on Thursday in Real Madrid, but also sang for Kylian Mbappe
Real President Florentino Perez (right) is reluctant to waste a large money transaction for Paul Pogba, who is breaking the number 1 transfer target of Zinedine Zidane this summer
He knew that Cristiano Ronaldo was about to be sold. He knew he might not be replaced by the club that wanted to push teen Vinicius instead of making a huge signature.
He knew that the biggest new signing the club would make was Thibaut Courtois – someone to play in a position that he felt was already well covered by Keylor Navas and by his son Luca Zidane.
After delivering three consecutive European cup competitions, he thought he should be the man in charge of building a new Madrid.
To get him to accept the job – a second time – less than a year after running away, the club had to promise him exactly that: a team in his image, a team chosen by Zidane.
Zidane is unlikely to get Mbappe, but the shouts of signers supporters work for him
The front of the Spanish publication AS pointed to the call to Perez to tie Mbappe
The club at least accepted that he was trying to give what he wanted, but it was always clear that there were important disagreements about important players.
Zidane rated Navas above Courtois. The club felt the opposite way. Zidane did not want Gareth Bale in the team; the club, although disappointed with his performances last season and likes to make a big money offer when someone arrives, doesn't see him need to pack him at all costs.
Zidane wants Sergio Ramos to be taken care of, even if that means a new contract. The club is not interested in extending the 33-year deal.
The club still believes that Vinicius should become a flagship player rather than later; Zidane thinks that a loan away from Madrid for a season would not hurt him.
Most importantly, the club believes that Chrisitan Eriksen would be useful for signing, provided that Daniel Levy can be persuaded to get rid of his asking price of € 100 million (£ 89 million). Zidane wants Pogba.
Zidane knows that Pogba wants to come. And he knows that there are forces at Manchester United who have no objection to his sale at the right price.
Zidane was told that he could rebuild Real Madrid according to his own ideas in his second stint in charge
Paul Pogba is the last remaining main target of Zidane, but he is at odds with Perez
Perez has never been a fan of Pogba. Partly due to previous differences with his agent Mino Raiola. And partly because he does not believe that he is worth the money paid to him in the past and is now being asked for him.
REAL MADRID & # 39; S SUMMER SIGNINGS:
Rodrygo (Santos, £ 40m)
Eder Militao (Porto, £ 43m)
Luka Jovic (Frankfurt, £ 62m)
Eden Hazard (Chelsea, £ 150m)
Ferland Mendy (Lyon, £ 49m)
TOTAL: £ 344m
When Zidane starts the Pogba season, he will have received exactly what he promised in March when he was persuaded to take it over. But if he doesn't, the campaign will begin under a cloud.
Sources near Madrid say that the returned Zidane is not the same as the Zidane who left. There is now a & # 39; no longer Mr Nice-Guy & # 39; feeling for the French coach.
He has already got rid of Antonio Pintus, his once trusted fitness coach. It has been suggested that he did not like the way he was staying at the club instead of leaving when Zidane left last summer.
Players have also reported a more remote, colder manager than the one who left.
Zidane, who is playing a charity game here, is in charge of making Real a force again
Pogba, playing for France last week, wants to leave Manchester United this summer
This is the new, hairy-than-ever Zidane, ready to show the world that he was not just the man lucky enough to coach Real Madrid, while Cristiano Ronaldo won his Champions League match.
Or it is the reluctant re-entry, who longs to get the tools to succeed a second time when everyone accepts that it will be harder.
The spending of Madrid will now stop for a while because they focus on reducing their inflated player players from 37 players.
But the Pogba saga is not over yet and Zidane & # 39; s second spell will be characterized by the way the decision.
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