Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is reportedly weighing up the prospect of signing long-term transfer target Paul Pogba from Manchester United.
The France international has long been considered one of the best young midfielders in world football and links with a move to Real Madrid have never been too distant.
According to Spanish outlet Don Balon, United are now prepared to offload Pogba to Madrid in a bid to sign either Cristiano Ronaldo or Gareth Bale, and Perez isn’t ruling that idea out.
However, the Spanish outlet also states that Perez values Bale as a player with higher market value than Pogba, therefore, would request cash as well as the player before handing over the Welsh superstar.
The greedy side of me wants to see both Bale and Pogba in the same United team dismantling rivals up and down the Premier League, rather than welcoming one and waving goodbye to the other.
Jose Mourinho needs to make sure United improve ahead of next season and Bale will certainly give a much-needed boost in that regard but selling Pogba, who still has a lot to learn, would be deemed a mistake by some.
Such a proposal represents a huge risk factor for United — more so than Madrid — with Ronaldo turning 34 next season and Bale’s injury-ridden past.
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