Raiola hints at a possible Pogba-Hazard swap

Sat 01 May 2021 | 9:59

The Italian super-agent believes Real Madrid could be an attractive destination for the French star.

Paul Pogba

has been linked with a move away from Old-Trafford in recent months. The French midfielder has not been able to satisfy expectations at the English side since his arrival in 2016. The 28-year-old’s current contract with the Red Devils will expire in 2022, but

Manchester United

are yet to offer him a contract renewal.


have been mooted as the player’s most likely destination, but

Mino Raiola

says the presence of

Zinedine Zidane

might change the situation for his client.

“When a player asks you, what are we going to do?, it's an enormous responsibility. That's when you stay up all night thinking about what's best... My aim is to make it a process alongside the player to see what they really have in their heart,”

said Raiola.

“With Pogba, what’s really important too is what Manchester United want, what project they are proposing for Pogba. Pogba has always been interested in one thing, winning the Champions League, titles, that’s his objective. And we’ll see if that’s possible at United or at other big European clubs.”

Pogba has featured in 23 league matches for Manchester United in their current campaign, scoring 3 goals and providing 4 assists.

“At one time, Pogba felt a lot of love for, and trust in, United, and there are various other clubs... Afterwards, it's really hard for United and Madrid to reach an understanding on a massive transfer, because big clubs don't like selling great players to other big clubs. And I'm not going to kid you, for Pogba, playing at Madrid was always a really attractive option, because of Zidane too. He's Pogba's childhood hero.

“I think nothing is impossible, but football depends on the day. Just like that. And you need to be flexible to think about all the possibilities. What if tomorrow Madrid want to do a swap, Hazard for Pogba. It's just an example. And if all four parties like it, why not?”

It remains to be seen whether the Blancos would be interested in selling

Eden Hazard

. The Belgium international has suffered multiple injuries this season and he has managed to feature in only 10 league matches for Zidane’s team.

source: SportMob