Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is eyeing signing a midfielder ahead of the new campaign. Zizou is eyeing either Paul Pogba, Eduardo Camavinga or Donny van de Beek this summer and has suggested this to Los Blancos president Florentino Perez.
The French boss wants to lure Paul Pogba from Man United, and the midfielder has been linked with a move to Spanish club continually in recent summer transfer windows. Los Blancos pursuit of the 27-year-old midfielder is likely to not end in fruition again with Man United unwilling to sell as the Frenchman transfer saga drags on.
Meanwhile, they also could be priced out of a move for Eduardo Camavinga, with the 17-year-old youngster having only broken into the Rennes first team. Eduardo’s asking price of €75m will deter Perez from signing the teenager given that he is yet to cross 30 matches in elite top-flight football and so a move would be out of the question.
It leaves Ajax’s Donny as Zizou’s primary transfer target with the playmaker’s asking price set at €60m. Donny would be the best alternative for Zizou given that van de Beek is a much cheaper alternative to Pogba and Camavinga and has relevant UCL experience after starring for Ajax over the past few campaigns.
It stays to be seen how this news will go down with Red Devils supporters, with Paul proving a divisive figure in his time at Theatre of Dreams. Pogba has not lived up to his enormous potential, but perhaps if a move to Real Madrid is now off the cards, he can knuckle down and focus on finally producing his best form for Man United.