Juventus has put an insane price for Paul Pogba’s transfer to the tune of €160 million. However, Real Madrid’s Zinedine Zidane is reported to make a bid for the 23-year old midfielder despite Juventus’ hefty price tag.
If Real Madrid succeeds, they will break their transfer buyout record. This is not the first time that Juventus will have a player change clubs to Real Madrid.
Back in 2001, Frenchman Zinedine Zidane also left Juventus for Real Madrid for a record transfer of €75 million. Meanwhile, Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has confirmed that Real Madrid is making a play for the midfielder.
“We are in the first stage of the negotiations,” Goal reports that Raiola made the confirmation to Marca.
The midfielder has signed a contract with Juventus in October 2014 that will bind him with the Old Lady. Though his contract will end by 2019, Juventus has told the midfielder he can leave any time as long as his buyout is met.
Raiola has also said that Paul’s admiration for Real Madrid and fellow Frenchman Zinedine Zidane will be a huge deciding factor for Pogba.
Meanwhile, Zinedine Zidane knows the deal will be a hard one to accomplish. Talks will happen when Juventus director Giuseppe Marotta flies to Madrid. The Juventus head will be on a separate business mission of discussing Madrid’s buy-back clause for striker Alvaro Morata, Marca reports.
Regarding the hefty price tag, Mino Raiola stands by whatever price Juventus puts for a mid-contract switch for the French midfielder. Raiola said, “€120 million, €140 million? Paul is worth whatever a club is willing to pay for him.”
Paul Pogba is currently playing for France in the Euro 2016. France’s Euro 2016 coach Didier Deschamps has tagged Pogba as the “lifeforce” and “heart and soul” of the French soccer team, The Guardian notes.
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