Real Madrid’s talks to secure services of Manchester United midfield star Paul Pogba have hit an impasse due to his staggering wage demands, according to the reports.
Real Madrid have reportedly agreed to secure services of Eden Hazard is set to become the Los Blancos first ‘Galactico’ signing tis summer after the team reached a €100 million (£86m) agreement with the Blues for the forward. An announcement is expected to be made after the Blues play their last game of the seaosn against their Premier League rivals Arsenal in the Europe League final.
Zinedine Zidane is determined to overhaul Real Madrid’s starting XI after a turbulent season both on and off the field and the Spanish giants have turned their attention to other targets after getting Belgian forwards deal over the line.
According to L’Equipe, Zinedine Zidane is delighted to have landed Belgian forward and is now keen for the Los Blancos to negotiate a move for France international midfielder Paul Pogba who cut a frustrated figure for much of the Red Devils season despite being the teams sole representative in the PFA Team of the Year.
The report claimed that Pogba’s €15m-a-year (£13m-a-year) wage demand are getting in the way to finalise a deal as they do not match up with the complex wage structure at Santiago Bernabeu.
A Madrid source is believed to have told L’Equipe: ‘A Neymar or an [Kylian] Mbappe can upon entry be the highest paid player in the squad, but not a Pogba.’
Like Eden Hazard, Paul Pogba has made no secret of his desire to play for Zinedine Zidane and.
‘Like I’ve always said, Real Madrid is a dream for anyone. It’s one of the biggest clubs in the world,’ Said Pogba back in March .
‘There is also Zidane as a coach and it’s a dream for anybody who likes football.
‘For now, I’m at Manchester. We don’t know what the future holds. I’m at Manchester and I’m happy.’
Real Madrid manager himself is believed to be keen on making a move for Paul Pogba as he is keen on to strengthen his squad for the 2019/20 season and compete for all possible trophies.