The Paul Pogba saga has taken another massive twist.
The 23-year-old has been on the verge of completing his move from Juventus to Manchester United for what seems like weeks, but now there’s been a new development.
Zinedine Zidane has said that Real Madrid are working on signing the Frenchman, and mentioned that a lot of clubs are interested in the midfielder.
That’s bad news for Ed Woodward and Jose Mourinho, who were expecting the deal to be done any day now.
Mourinho sees the arrival of Pogba as his last big summer buy, and the final piece in his United jigsaw for the new season.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Eric Bailly and Zlatan Ibrahimovic have all signed for the Red Devils, as Ibra links up with the squad for the first time this week.
But Real Madrid could throw a huge spanner in the works in United’s move for Pogba, as Zidane’s comments suggested.
Speaking about Pogba, Zidane said:
In this moment we are still working (on a move), and I cannot say anything more.
Until August 31 anything can happen, but today he is not a Real Madrid player and I cannot talk about what will happen.
I always say how things are, but now is not the time to talk about this. A lot of clubs are interested in Pogba.
Real Madrid always want the best players. But we owe Juventus respect, and I can’t say anything more out of respect.
Zidane himself swapped Juventus for Real Madrid back in 2001, and clearly wants his countryman to replicate the move that saw him become the world’s most expensive player.
Looks like Pogba might just do the exact same thing 15 years later to leave Jose Mourinho angrier than Diego Costa on a bad day.