Spanish giant, Real Madrid have begun transfer discussions with Juventus to land Paul Pogba this summer, according to reports.
The agent of the youngster, Mino Raiola confirmed. However, since Pogba is widely desired by various clubs, Juventus want a huge deal for the deal to go through, especially since they know Real Madrid have a history for breaking the bank whenever they really want s player.
Raiola wants a huge wage and Juventus are reported to have quoted €120million for the deal to go through. Raiola told Marca :
“We’re in the first stages of negotiations [with Real]. Paul admires Real and Zidane and these two aspects can be very important in his decision.”
While Real Madrid want the deal to go through, there are concerns about the huge requirement of the player. Raiola wants a deal of at least £350,000 per week for his client while Juve will only release Pogba is Madrid meet their world-record €120million fee. The wage will set him at equal pay packet with Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, the two superstars at the Bernabeu. There are now reports circulating that Real Madrid might opt for far cheaper Leicester City midfielder, N’Golo Kante. They could swoop the player for €25million and offer him a far cheaper weekly wage.
Aside Real, Chelsea and Manchester United are also keen on landing the Frenchman ahead of the coming season. United, with Jose Mourinho at the helms, has the funds to land the player but Pogba is believed not to be keen on a return to England. Chelsea could also land the player but the club would have to free up one or two players currently in the team to be able to absorb him.
The 23-year-old former Manchester United trainee is fine with Real Madrid but the deal might not go through if Juve and Pogba’s agent do not reconsider their terms. If the deal is agreed, Star Midfielder Luka Modric would likely ask for higher wages and the deal could impact the ongoing negotiations over Gareth Bale’s renewal.