Mino Raiola says he wants to take a “great footballer” to Real Madrid this summer and admits that Paul Pogba is going through a “difficult time” at Manchester United.
The France international’s future has been up in the air since the summer when he talked about wanting a new challenge away from Man Utd.
His season has been ravaged by injury at United and now Raiola – whose relationship with the Red Devils has deteriorated this year – has poured petrol on rumours that Pogba could be bound for Real Madrid.
“I want to take a great footballer there and I will try this summer. It would be a pride for me and my footballers because Real Madrid is a great club. Alphonse Areola is already there, but it’s only half an operation because it’s a loan deal.
“I am in contact with [general director] Jose Angel Sanchez and I love discussing football and FIFA issues with him because his opinion interests me. I have great hope that one day he will be able to lead a great footballer to Real Madrid.”
When asked about Pogba’s future, Raiola added: “Paul is going through a difficult time, but let it be clear because in England they are very sensitive, Pogba is focused on making a great end to the season with Manchester United.
“He wants to get back into the team and make a great end to the season and that United can reach the Champions League.”