On the whole, Paul Pogba has enjoyed a fairly decent 2020/21 campaign thus far.
The Frenchman has had a couple of injury issues, which have seen him miss some games.
But when fit, for the most part, Pogba has been in decent form – with the midfielder having provided three assists in his last three Premier League starts.
Despite such exploits, though, agent Mino Raiola claimed back in December that his client was unhappy at Old Trafford, and that it was ‘over’ for him at Manchester United:
Mino Raiola: “Paul is unhappy with Man United as he is no longer able to express himself in the way that he would like and as he is expected to. Paul needs a new team, a change of air. He is under contract for the next 18 months and it will expire in the summer of 2022”. 🔴 #MUFC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 7, 2020
Pogba to Real Madrid talk resurfaces
Pogba’s future in Manchester has of course been speculated on for some time, with the player himself having claimed back in October that his dream would be to play for Real Madrid.
In turn, with Pogba set to have just one year left on his contract in the summer, perhaps Man United would be open to sale, to avoid losing him for free?
As we edge closer to the opening of the summer window, meanwhile, Mino Raiola is once again working to ramp up speculation over his client’s future.
When asked this weekend if Pogba moving to Real Madrid is impossible, Raiola stated:
“I do not know.
“I think that nothing is impossible, but football depends on the day. As it is. And you have to be flexible to think of all the possibilities.
“And if tomorrow Madrid wants to make a Hazard-Pogba change? It is just an example. And if all four parties like it, why not?”
When pressed further on the midfielder swapping Old Trafford for the Bernabeu, the super-agent added:
“It is a question to ask Madrid. At one time Pogba felt a lot of love and trust from United, and there were several other clubs… Later, it is very difficult for United and Madrid to understand each other for a great transfer, because strong clubs do not want to sell strong players to other strong clubs.
“And I’m not going to fool him, for Pogba playing for Madrid was always a very attractive thing for Zidane too. He is his idol as a young man.”
Quotes via the Manchester Evening News.