Mino Raiola has one of the biggest problems throughout Paul Pogba’s second spell at Manchester United. The agent has constantly come out to the media and admitted that his player isn’t happy at Old Trafford and is looking for a move away from the club. Tensions between club and agent reached breaking point this week, as he once again made the same claims on the eve of United’s must-not-lose Champions League game against RB Leipzig.
The comments certainly had an impact on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team selection for the match, as the Frenchman missed the last training session before the huge clash, which could have been a reason why United opted to play a back five. The Red Devils eventually lost the game 3-2, but there was no doubt in the minds of fans that Pogba had a detrimental effect going into that fixture. United fans have demanded that Pogba leaves the club for a few years now, and that wish may be granted after the football fixtures have been completed this season.
The favourites to sign the French World Cup winner are Real Madrid, as Zinedine Zidane has always admitted that he would love the chance to have Pogba in his squad. Pogba has also revealed that he would love to play under his legendary compatriot.
The Spanish giants have an ageing midfield, with the likes of Luka Modric and Toni Kroos the wrong side of 30, which means that this will be a position that the club will be looking to strengthen over the summer. Madrid have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic though, which means that they will need United to budge on their asking price if they are to get a deal over the line.
Pogba has never played professional football for a French club to this point, but it is believed that PSG may be one of the clubs that are monitoring the situation. Unlike Madrid, the Frenchman may find it harder to get into the PSG team, as Thomas Tuchel has worked hard to find the right balance in his side over recent seasons.
That balance saw them reach the Champions League final in 2019-20, and adding Pogba, who for the most part is a luxury player, to the mix could be detrimental to their chance of achieving success in the one competition that they crave the most.
Pogba’s best performances during his career came during his four-year stay with Juventus. During this time, he scored 28 goals in 124 games and quickly became one of the most exciting midfielders in world football. He won four Serie A titles during his time in Italy and could be brought back to Turin if the club are able to offload a number of the players that they have on big wages.
It would certainly be one of the most logical moves that Pogba could make, as he will feel comfortable playing back in Italy, where players are given more time on the ball to express themselves than they are in the Premier League.