Paul Pogba not interested in Real Madrid transfer says Mino Raiola; could cost €130m

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Manchester United have received a huge boost in the race to sign Paul Pogba after his agent hit out at fellow suitors Real Madrid.

Mino Raiola says the in-demand midfielder has no interest in going to Spain, and added that his client could fetch as much as €130 million on the transfer market.

No deal

Reports earlier this month suggested that the super-agent had paid a visit to Spain to speak to Madrid, however he now says there is no chance of a deal.

“Everyone says he [Pogba] is the player with the most potential they’ve ever seen,” Raiola said. "I’m the only one who doesn’t talk about Paul and the transfer market. His contract has been extended with Juventus, with the idea that he’s one of the top players at the club.

“Now, if another club wants Pogba, then they can present us with an offer, and we won’t talk about money. Paul will go where he feels good, where he’ll be happy.

“Real Madrid say they’re not interested? Good, if that’s the case we’re not interested either! I never went to Real Madrid and said to them ‘please buy Pogba’, never. Real Madrid are a club which is in the habit of buying players like they’re a washcloth, then disposing of them like a washcloth.


“Real is a club which sees a player have six good games in the World Cup and then buys him. We don’t want to go to a club like that. We want to go to a club that believes in Paul’s potential. I’m not closing the door to Real, but I’m not going to open it either.”

He continued: “Someone in the Italian media asked me what Pogba’s value is. I replied that Pogba is like a work by Basquiat [a famous American artist]. Why did I say that? Because no-one knows Paul’s real value. People don’t believe me, but if someone likes Pogba it could be €100m, €120m, €130m…"

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