Mino Raiola has claimed Zinedine Zidane was desperate to bring Paul Pogba to Real Madrid before he moved to Manchester United.
The France international was courted by the likes of Real, Barcelona and Bayern Munich this summer before completing his world-record £93m return to Old Trafford.
“Zidane wanted him at Real Madrid,” Raiola, Pogba’s agent, told Telefoot. “But there were another five or six clubs following him as well.
“Manchester United are now a lot stronger thanks to him, whilst Real Madrid are not.
“I never spoke about the market with Pogba whilst he was playing at the European Championship, and then he went on holiday because he was very disappointed.
“It was only when I arrived in Miami was it when things were put in motion. He explained to me what he wanted. Manchester is his home.”