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Paul Pogba would prefer a move to Spain over England.

Paul Pogba would prefer a move to Spain over England

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If Pep Guardiola wants Paul Pogba to become his first star signing as manager of Manchester City, he’ll need to convince the Juventus midfielder to reject interest from Barcelona and Real Madrid.

But that may prove easier said than done. According to the Daily Mail, Pogba has told friends that he would prefer a move to Spain over England.

The France international, who is arguably the most sought-after midfielder in world football at the moment, is likely to leave Juventus at the end of the season.

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The Daily Mail understand that City, led by the club’s football director Txiki Begiristain, have wanted to sign Pogba for two years now and efforts will be “doubled” between now and June to bring him to the Etihad Stadium.

But both Real Madrid and Barcelona are working hard to sign Pogba themselves - and the 22-year-old appears determined to sign for a Spanish club, rather than agreeing to return to the Premier League.

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Barcelona or Real Madrid?

It was reported last summer - by Catalan newspaper Sport - that Barcelona had reached an agreement with Juventus for the transfer of Pogba ahead of the 2016-17 campaign.

There’s a real chance that deal will eventually happen - although Spanish newspaper AS wrote last month that Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane wants the Frenchman to become his first ‘Galactico’ signing.

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Paul Pogba
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Manchester City
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