Zidane To Prioritise Signings This Summer And It’s BAD News For Pogba

Zidane To Prioritise Signings

Paul Pogba, on Wednesday, issued a ‘come-and-get-me’ plea to Real Madrid in a press conference prior to France’s Euro 2020 qualifier with Moldova.

The 26-year-old said: “Like I’ve always said, Real Madrid is a dream for anyone. It’s one of the biggest clubs in the world. There is also Zidane as a coach and it’s a dream for anybody who likes football. For now, I’m at Manchester. We don’t know what the future holds. I’m at Manchester and I’m happy.”

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Real Madrid have chosen to prioritise signing a new front three this summer, and not Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.

Football consultant Ian McGarry believes Zinedine Zidane will seek out a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo when the transfer window reopens.

But McGarry doesn’t think Pogba is a major target for Los Blancos this summer.

“What I don’t see is Pogba being a major target for Madrid this summer given the midfield they already have,” he told The Transfer Window podcast.

“I don’t think [Toni] Kroos or [Luka] Modric are anywhere near beyond their peak just yet and I think the recruitment has to be first of all to replace Cristiano Ronaldo.

“And secondly to give support to the main striker or indeed a new front three, because at the moment Madrid are fairly solid in defence and in midfield.

“So it’s gonna be upfront they recruit and a goalkeeper as well.”

Unfortunately for Pogba, the Spanish giants have also been heavily linked with Neymar, Eden Hazard, Raheem Sterling and David de Gea.

That’s why McGarry thinks the Frenchman’s potential move to the Bernabeu is a ‘pipe-dream’.

“With Pogba, I think it’s a pipe-dream,” he said.

“In fact, I did a little bit of research and I managed to find out Real Madrid have been linked with 27 different players in the last three weeks alone, with regards to their summer signing targets.

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“They include Eden Hazard, as we’ve mentioned, Christian Eriksen, also they’ve been linked with David de Gea, we know that as well, Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling, Heung-Min Son.?

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