Pogba: “It would be a dream to play for Madrid; everyone wants to go”

Paul Pogba has surprised this Thursday with his statements at the press conference of the French team. The French international stated that “All players dream of playing for Real Madrid”, reactivating a possible interest from Chamartín that had been extinguished in recent months. The midfielder could have sent a hint to Real Madrid in a key season for the renewal of the former Juventus player.

“About Zidane's interest? A lot has been said about it. Yes, of course, all footballers would love to play for Real Madrid. It may be a dream. I will not deny that it would be a dream for me to play there one day. As I said, now I am at Manchester United and I love my club, I will do everything possible to leave the team in the place it deserves, “the midfielder acknowledged at a press conference.

Pogba renewed in 2016 for five seasons with Manchester United. That is to say, in 2021 it would be free if the English team does not avoid it. However, the player has a clause in his contract in which his current team could extend his contract for one season. This clause could be executed as of December and that is why the team that Ole Gunnar Solskjær coaches is in no hurry to process the continuity of what is one of the bastions of the 'red devils' project.

Pogba's renewal was already one of the main headaches for Manchester United, and Real Madrid, in the summer of 2019. Zinedine Zidane requested his hiring, rejecting the signings of players such as Van de Beek (now at Manchester United) or Tanguy Ndombelé. He only wanted Pogba and did not accept the power to bring in several midfielders of the same profile as the French. In fact, the diary L’Equipe reported in June that the Real Madrid coach had again requested his incorporation along with Eduardo Camavinga. Rumor that did not materialize due to the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Pogba was 'in absentia' during the beginning of last year. The first part of the season was injured and it was speculated that he had refused to train as a protest for not allowing Manchester United to negotiate with Real Madrid. However, the arrival of Bruno Fernandes in January was a relief for the Frenchman, who found in the Portuguese a perfect partner to return to his level and with whom he achieved qualification for the group stage of the Champions League. This season, the man from Lagny-sur-Marne has played three games, four if we count the EFL Cup, regaining sensations in a system that boosts him in the last third of the field.

Pogba's good performances in the Premier League once again put the issue of his renewal on the table. From England they assured that he could extend his link to Manchester United for five years, although the player has not commented on the matter. In fact, yesterday, as soon as he assured that his dream was to play for Real Madrid, he also did not want to reveal clues regarding his future: “I prefer to be focused on football right now. Much has been said about it, but I still have not said nothing. I did not speak to Ed Woodward (Manchester United Executive Vice President). I haven't talked about my renewal yet. I think there will be a time when the club will come to talk to me and offer me a new contract, “he said.