Real Madrid pull out of the race to sign Manchester United star

Paul Pogba’s future has dominated headlines over the last few years and that isn’t about to change anytime soon – the 28-year-old is running down his contract at Manchester United and an exit in the summer is looking increasingly likely.

Pogba left Manchester United on a free transfer in 2012 to join Juventus and the prospect of the Frenchman repeating that trick is starting to look more like a reality than anything else.

Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus have both been linked with a move for Pogba but Real Madrid, who remain fixated with signing ‘Galactico’ players, is the popular choice in the press.

Pogba’s intentions are still unclear but according to reports in Spain, Real Madrid have now ruled themselves out of the running to sign the skillful midfielder.

That’s according to Marca, who say that the ‘operation’ of signing Pogba is over and that a summer move to the Spanish capital has been ruled out. Real Madrid are said to be focused on other positions, with securing the longevity of Luka Modric also a priority.

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SN’s verdict on Marca’s report…
The constant media circus surrounding Pogba’s future at Manchester United is tiring for a large section of the club’s support and despite his dazzling quality, when he feels like it, making a concerted effort to extend his contract simply isn’t worth it for the club.

More often than not, United perform better without Pogba, and should fresh terms be on the agenda, he would likely demand an astronomical wage.

At 28, Pogba’s next contract is likely to be his final big one and Manchester United have made the mistake of handing aging players lucrative contracts before.

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