Predicting where Paul Pogba will be playing football next season is like predicting the English weather.
There is growing confidence that he won’t be a Juventus player for much longer, but whether his future lies at the Bernabeu or Old Trafford isn’t clear.
Manchester United have reportedly agreed terms with the 23-year-old and the bookmakers have them at 1/2 to capture the promising talent.
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However, United could be about to come unstuck by Pogba’s personal preference to sign for Real Madrid.
According to Sky Sports correspondent Guillem Balague, the Frenchman has informed Zinedine Zidane of his desire to play for the reigning Champions League winners.
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Which means United could be fighting a lost cause. Madrid can match any bid made and the chance to become a Galactico isn’t one Pogba is willing to give up.
“Pogba has made it very clear, to Real Madrid anyway, that he would like to be a Real Madrid player this summer," Balague said, per Goal.
"He has had conversations with Zinedine Zidane and he wants to play for Zidane. However, that doesn’t stop his agent, Mino Raiola, from getting other kinds of agreements.
"It has been reported that Manchester United may have a personal agreement with Pogba and it wouldn’t be the first time more than one agreement had been reached.
"In any case, while we’re unsure as to Raiola’s priorities, Pogba’s is to go to Real Madrid. We will have to wait a while to see how this pans out but one thing is certain, both Real Madrid and Manchester United want the player."
Pogba will almost certainly become the first £100 million player if a bidding war breaks out.
And as he continues on his journey to becoming a French hero, he’s already received the seal of approval from another.
Arsenal legend Thierry Henry reckons the Juventus man is capable of joining the pantheon of great midfielders.
"Forget about France, I think he can be one of the best midfielders in history," Henry told Sky Sports.
"He has the quality to do that. He needs to make sure he concentrates on what he can do well.”
Pogba is one game away from appearing in his first major international final. Didier Deschamps’ team take on Germany this evening for the chance to play Portugal in the final.
France, who enter the game as underdogs, will look for Pogba and a resurgent crowd to fire them to Sunday’s final.
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