Paul Pogba’s potential summer transfer from Manchester United to Real Madrid would reportedly require the player to take a significant pay cut to make the deal feasible
Los Blancos intend to step up their long-standing interest in the French midfielder this summer, as they look to battle their way back to the top of Europe after a disappointing season.
However, Pogba’s whopping £290,000-a-week wage could be a roadblock La Liga heavyweights won’t be able to overcome, especially as the Red Devils have no intention of lowering their £130million demand.
Real Madrid know Pogba wants to join but the club also want him to lower his annual salary of €18M which Madrid will only pay for Neymar or Mbappé. Madrid will also need to convince Man. United to sell lower than €150M and Paul is willing to pressure. [marca] pic.twitter.com/PDv422OW90— SB (@Realmadridplace) May 2, 2019
Former Juventus man is currently one of the highest-paid players in the Premier League, with only Alexis Sanchez and Kevin De Bruyne earning more than him.
According to the British publication, Daily Mail, the World Cup winner with France, who seems eager to leave Old Trafford, will have to drop his wages to help the deal go through.
Although the 26-year-old has struggled for form in the recent period, Zinedine Zidane still believes his fellow countryman can shine in La Liga should he link up with his international colleagues Raphael Varane and Karim Benzema.