Zinedine Zidane has lifted the lid on Real Madrid’s failed pursuit of Paul Pogba – revealing they did hold talks with the man who ended up at Manchester United for a world-record fee.
“It could have happened,” Zidane told French radio station RMC. “There were conversations (to sign him) but it didn’t go ahead.”
A UEFA transfer ban means Zidane will not now be able to add to his ranks until January 2018 but the Real boss says he is happy with the squad at his disposal.
“We got back (Alvaro) Morata, (Fabio) Coentrao and (Marco) Asensio. Morata can cover Karim’s (Karim Benzema) position and Asensio can cover Ronaldo’s. The idea was to duplicate all the positions.”
nce his move to Manchester Pogba’s form has been the subject of much debate.
In his eight games played so far since returning to the Red Devils Pogba has scored one goal and registered no assists.
It has been widely questioned whether this is the type of return that should be expected from a player who has both played in the Premier League before and is also the most highly valued footballer on the planet.