Real Madrid to offer Manchester United £150 million for Paul Pogba
Spanish footballing giants Real Madrid are prepared to spend the cash to get the man they want, and with Paul Pogba seemingly open to joining Los Blancos, this is a deal we can see happening.
As a reward for leaving Old Trafford, the Daily Mail is reporting that Real Madrid is prepared to pay the French international a mouth-watering £600,000-a-week salary.
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is a big admirer of the midfielder and together with the backing of Real Madrid President Florentino Pérez is hell-bent on bringing the 26-year-old to the Santiago Bernabéu this summer.
Despite Pogba’s hefty wage demands Spanish sports newspaper Diario AS is reporting that Real Madrid knows what they need to do to sign the World Cup winner and will not be priced out of the race.
The one big obstacle that is still standing in the way is a certain Welshman called Gareth Bale.
Real Madrid trainer Zinedine Zidane has denied that he disrespected the former Tottenham winger with the remarks he made earlier in the week.
Real Madrid wants rid of Bale
According to talkSport, the Bernabeu boss earlier in the week said that the club (Real Madrid) was working on a way for Bale to leave the club.
After having left Bale out of the team to play Bayern Munich in Houston, Zidane said: “He wasn’t included in the squad because the club is working on his departure and that’s why he didn’t play.
“We’ll have to see what happens in the coming days. We’ll have to see if it goes through tomorrow if it does then all the better. Let’s hope, for everyone’s sake, that it happens soon. The club is dealing with the club that he’ll move to.
“We hope he leaves soon. It would be best for everyone. We are working on his transfer to a new team.”
Now intent on clarifying the situation and setting the record straight, the French trainer insisted he was not disrespectful to Bale saying:
“That’s the problem. At times my Spanish is a bit confusing.”
“I’m going to try and be very clear. Firstly, I haven’t shown a lack of respect towards anyone and particularly not towards a player. I’ve always said the same thing: the players are the most important ones in all of this.
“Whenever there’s a player involved, I’ll always back them.
“Secondly, what I said the other day is that the club was working on his exit.
“Thirdly, Gareth didn’t come on [against Bayern] because he didn’t want to. He said that the club was working on his exit and that’s why he didn’t come on. Gareth is a Real Madrid player, he’ll train as normal today and we’ll have to see what happens tomorrow”.
Bale joined Real Madrid from Tottenham in 2013 for £85 million what was then a massive sum of money, but has never really settled into the club.
With Bale gone the door would be open for Paul Pogba to inherit the Welsh Internationals £600,000 per week salary.
This is a deal we here at Real Madrid FC News see happening providing they can find a club willing to take on Bale and his high wage expectations.
The obvious move would be to do some kind of a swap with Manchester United in the coming weeks.
Paul Pogba is currently on Manchester United’s pre-season tour, but is thought to still be pursuing a move to Madrid before the start of the season.
Truth be told the fans have never really warmed to Bale so the sooner he is gone that better off we will all be.