Paul Pogba’s unhappiness at Manchester United has been one of the themes of the season, and the Frenchman now reportedly wants to move to Real Madrid this summer.
However, The Daily Telegraph claims that such a move is unlikely to materialise because of the Red Devils’ steep valuation of the World Cup winner.
Pogba has been unsettled at United all campaign, clashing with Jose Mourinho and is now apparently searching for a way out of a club that has failed to qualify for the Champions League.
As a result, the 26-year-old is concerned the club will no longer be able to attract the world’s best players to Old Trafford. The Europa League beckons, a prospect Pogba does not relish, leaving the midfielder setting his sights on plying his trade elsewhere.
With his heart set on the Bernabeu, according to The Metro, Pogba must hope Madrid will meet United’s valuation of £160 million for the midfielder.
However, with the Spanish club also targeting Chelsea’s Eden Hazard this summer, another significant outlay for a Premier League star would be a risky proposition for Los Blancos.
The Telegraph claims that another obstacle to Pogba’s departure is the presence of Ed Woodward, who values the commercial value of the Frenchman at Manchester United and is reluctant to allow him to leave cheaply.
The Frenchman may want to leave, but his huge price tag and importance to the Red Devils means that for the immediate future at least, he is most likely to remain at Old Trafford.