After Paul Pogba’s comments about Real Madrid and Zinedine Zidane, we explain to you the reason why he isn’t already playing for Los Blancos.
It wasn’t too long ago when Paul Pogba playing for Real Madrid was a real possibility, it was during the time when Zinedine Zidane was coaching Los Blancos during his first spell and the midfielder was starting to flirt with the idea of making a career for himself outside of Italian football.
The France international was starting to do everything he could to play under one of his biggest childhood idols but the negotiations suddenly stopped, this change of pace has a reason and we are going to explain it in the best possible way that we can.
The man responsible for Paul Pogba not being a Real Madrid player already has a name and a face, it’s none other than agent Mino Raiola.
The infamous Italian players’ agent has a really bad reputation around Europe, he is considered as a person with way more interest in money than actually helping out his players and he has never really been on Florentino Perez’s good side.
Diario AS reports that during that summer of 2016, there were several clubs that were trying to sign Paul Pogba but Raiola was only thinking about his wallet as the club’s president wanted to pay a much smaller sum of money for this midfielder.
👉 El francés fue petición expresa de Zidane
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— AS (@diarioas) March 20, 2019
Raiola’s major interest was to get a good chunk of that bonus for Paul, which is why he ultimately entertained the idea of accepting that €110 million offer from Manchester United that got him a massive €19 million payday.
The agent repeatedly said that Manchester United was the better club between them and Real Madrid, something that really angered Florentino Perez and even pushed him to reject any other player that Raiola represented in the future.
At the moment, there are absolutely no players who play at Real Madrid and Mino Raiola represents, this is due to that decision that Florentino Perez made in the past.
Zinedine Zidane’s specific request to bring Pogba back in 2016 wasn’t as crucial for the president, even if the star manager requested him during the first year of his time as the Real Madrid manager.
Paul Pogba went on to play for Manchester United, a club where he has become one of the best players in English football since then.
With the Red Devils, Paul has already won several trophies and outlived managers like Jose Mourinho but the future could hold a different path for him.
Florentino Perez & Ronaldo pic.twitter.com/EOhpQ0G2g5
— RMadridHome (@RMadridHome_) March 10, 2019
Zinedine Zidane’s intentions to renovate the club are very important for Florentino Perez at the moment, this could eventually push him to forget about his promise to not do any business with agent Mino Raiola because one of Zidane’s biggest targets is Paul Pogba.
The French midfielder has already given the first step with today’s praise to Lo Blancos and the Real Madrid manager, who is currently on a mission to bring in some of the best players from his country who are playing in the best European clubs at the moment.
Paul Pogba does seem like a more likely target than players such as Kylian Mbappe, just to give you an example.
This is the moment in which president Florentino Perez will have to start swallowing his pride and listen to what Zinedine Zidane is asking for.
If he wants to keep his position as club president, the chairman better starts doing things differently and he better starts to realize that he no longer has all the power inside the club.
The fans want a complete renovation of the squad, and if that means that they have to deal with people like Mino Raiola, so be it.
Pogba, el Real Madrid y entrenar con Zidane: "Es un sueño" pic.twitter.com/rZ4JfLVpZr
— MARCA (@marca) March 20, 2019
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