Zinedine Zidane: I like Paul Pogba, he can do everything

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane admits he likes fellow Frenchman Paul Pogba a lot.

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has been linked with a move to Real Madrid over the past few weeks.

Pogba has already confessed that it would be a dream for him to play for Madrid under Zinedine Zidane.

Zizou was asked about the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner at his press conference ahead of the game against Huesca on Sunday night.

“I like him a lot, that is nothing new,” Zidane said via ESPN. “I know him personally. He is a truly different player, few players can do what he can. He is a midfielder who can defend, attack, do everything.

“But he is not my player, he is at Manchester. He has always said that, after Manchester, Madrid has always interested him. So when his experience at Manchester ends, why not come here to Madrid?”

Zidane also talked about Kylian Mbappe and about his real price on the transfer market.

“You cannot say these days what a player is worth, €100m, €20m, €300m,” Zizou said. “It is up to the clubs.

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“When I came here they said the price of €72 million was crazy, and in the end look what happened. We know the player that he is. He is not my player, so I will not speak out of respect for him and his club PSG, and above all respect for my own players.”

The Real Madrid head coach was asked about Gareth Bale’s future at the Santiago Bernabeu. He said that Bale is an important member of the team, but did not rule out Welshman’s possible exit at the end of the season.

“Gareth is an important member of the squad,” Zidane said. “We know what he has done here, even in Champions League finals.

“Nobody can take away what he has done. We know he can bring a lot to the team, and we will count on him.

“We are going to play these 10 games [the last 10 of the season], and then we will see. That does not mean that, afterwards, there will be changes.”


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