Zidane hopes to see Pogba at Real Madrid

Published June 5th, 2015 - 05:29 GMT
Al Bawaba
Al Bawaba

Zinedine Zidane says Paul Pogba should follow in his footsteps by swapping Juventus for Real Madrid should his fellow Frenchman decide to leave Turin.

Pogba has developed into one of the best midfielders in the world since joining the Bianconeri on a free transfer from Manchester United in 2012, with the 22-year-old playing a key role in three successive Serie A title triumphs, as well as this season's run to the final of the Champions League.

Pogba's remarkable rise has seen him repeatedly linked with a lucrative move to one of Europe's richest clubs and his agent, Mino Raiola, has previously stated that his in-demand client will move on inside the next 18 months.

Zidane, who established himself as the best player on the planet during his five-season spell with Juve, retains the utmost respect for the Old Lady but believes that if Pogba really wants to leave, he should ignore the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea by heading straight for the Santiago Bernabeu.

"I don't know where he will end up, I have no information," the Real Madrid Castilla coach told Radio Monte Carlo. "Pogba has the quality to play wherever he wants.

"Now, if he has to leave Juventus... I adore Real Madrid and the best players play here, so I think it would be good for him to come.

"This is not a current issue right now but he has incredible potential."

Pogba has the chance to endear himself to Madrid fans by inspiring Juve to victory over Real's great rivals Barcelona in Saturday's Champions League final in Berlin.

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