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Paul Pogba’s brother backs him to strengthen Real Madrid

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Paul Pogba’s brother is adamant the Manchester United star would improve Real Madrid or any other team if he is to join them this summer.

Reports in the English and Spanish press continue to link Pogba with a move to the Spanish capital. Real boss Zinedine Zidane remains keen to sign up his fellow Frenchman, and is pushing hard for the deal.

Although Zidane’s hopes, undoubtedly, suffered a huge blow upon the news that Gareth Bale’s big-money move to China is off.

With the Chinese transfer window closing on Wednesday and the Premier League one to close on August 8, Real will probably keep Bale.

So, it’s doubtful that Los Blancos can generate enough funds to tempt United into selling Pogba. They’ve spent a club record of €303m, and have been working hard in offloading players.

But Zidane will likely not give up on his number one target Pogba soon. With Real’s humiliating 7-3 defeat to neighbours Atletico Madrid still fresh on everyone’s minds, however, he could persuade Florentino Perez to open the chequebook.

Evidently, the French coach feels Pogba is the missing piece of the jigsaw for him to build another Champions League-conquering team.

The 26-year-old, on the other hand, is keen for a new challenge following three seasons at United. His agent, Mino Raiola, has confirmed they are attempting to negotiate an Old Trafford exit.

And even the player’s own brother, Mathias, appears to agree with Zidane that he will improve the 33-time La Liga champions.

“I feel my brother could help any team,” the five-time Guinea international told AS.

“If he plays for Madrid, he will help Madrid.

“I always want what’s best for my brother. If he feels Real Madrid is the best club for him, he will come.”

Meanwhile, Mathias will play his club football in Spain next season after completing a move to fourth-tier side Manchego Ciudad Real.

“I’m in Spain because I want to be and it has nothing to do with the possibility of my younger brother securing a move,” said the 28-year-old.

“We can’t do anything about the rumours.”

AIRDRIE, SCOTLAND – JULY 15: Mathias Pogba.