Paul Pogba may yet end up at Real Madrid, after many years of rumors regarding a switch to Spain, with the midfielder’s agent, Mino Raiola, suggesting a swap deal involving Eden Hazard.
That is purely speculation for now, with the man charged with the task of managing a World Cup winner’s career off the field admitting that nothing can be ruled out when it comes to future windows.
Pogba can be expected to dominate gossip columns in the weeks to come, with fresh terms at Old Trafford also being mooted for the talented 28-year-old, but talk of a move to Spain is never far away and the Santiago Bernabeu still holds obvious appeal to the Frenchman.
At one time, Pogba felt a lot of love for, and trust in, United, and there are various other clubs. Afterwards, it's really hard for United and Madrid to reach an understanding on a massive transfer because big clubs don't like selling great players to other big clubs. And I'm not going to kid you, for Pogba, playing at Madrid was always a really attractive option, because of Zidane too. He's Pogba's childhood hero.
Pressed further on whether a deal could happen, Raiola added:
I don't know. I think nothing is impossible, but football depends on the day. Just like that. And you need to be flexible to think about all the possibilities. What if tomorrow Madrid wants to do a swap, Hazard for Pogba. It's just an example. And if all four parties like it, why not?
Bitter rivals Manchester United and Liverpool will renew hostilities on Sunday when English football’s two most successful clubs face off at Old Trafford. The hosts would effectively secure a top-four spot next season with victory over their greatest enemies, while Liverpool have a lot more work to do to clinch Champions League football themselves.