Real Madrid pull out of race for Zinedine Zidane’s chief target

Real Madrid have decided that they will no longer be showing interest in a player that Zinedine Zidane had been desperate to sign for a few months.

Real Madrid ended their run of three winless matches by grabbing three absolutely crucial points in a commanding win over Barcelona last weekend. The Whites were impressive to say the least and did the job as they should have.

Moreover, had it not been for Marc-Andre Ter Stegen and his heroics, the hosts would have been three or four to the good.

Zinedine Zidane’s side lacked the finishing touches in the first half and Karim Benzema was participating more in the build-up, hence not getting into the box as much as any other striker would.

With that said, the midfielders were absolutely on top of their game and if the Merengues manage to land someone like Kylian Mbappe, then their future is sorted.

Spanish daily Marca has claimed that having seen how well the existing players are performing, Los Blancos will no longer pursue a transfer for Manchester United’s star midfielder Paul Pogba.

Zinedine Zidane was insistent on the France international being signed, but a decision seems to have been made about him once and for all in the football capital.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has remained coy on the former Juventus midfielder’s future and has clearly shown his unhappiness over Pogba not playing for the Red Devils for nearly four months now because he supposedly has an ankle injury. With Zidane’s side now having pulled out of the race, Juventus seems his potential destination.

Los Blancos have a stacked midfield with the likes of Toni Kroos, Federico Valverde and Isco having quite a few years ahead of them. Moreover, Martin Odegaard will also return from his loan spell at Real Sociedad in a few months while Reinier Jesus, the most recently signed Brazilian youngster, will grow in stature as time progresses.

Juventus have shown interest in the Manchester United man, but it’s difficult to think that they might spend over 100 million pounds for Pogba when they have exquisite players like Miralem Pjanic, Adrien Rabiot and Aaron Ramsey amongst others. Despite the situation of both clubs, given how Pogba has conducted himself, it doesn’t look like he wants to stay at Old Trafford.

Where do you see Paul Pogba playing his football at in the next season?