Paul Pogba is moving closer to securing a deal that will see him leave Manchester United for a second time.
That comes in the wake of comments from his agent, Mino Railoa who confirmed that they “are in the process” of facilitating a move for the World Cup winner away from Old Trafford.
Pogba made clear his desires when speaking on a promotional tour of Japan last week, when he indicated that now could be time for the 26-year old to find a new challenge. The Frenchman was absent when United returned to pre-season training this week, apparently with the full agreement of the club, and it is not clear yet whether he will be travelling with the team when they jet off on Monday to Australia on tour.
The most likely buyers for Pogba are Real Madrid, although they face some issues with Financial Fair Play because of how much they have already spent this summer. However, they believe they can still get him if they sell some of their unwanted players, and structure the deal in the right way.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.