Zidane speaks directly to Man United star, wage demands yet to be met

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According to the English outlet, The Sun, Zinedine Zidane has reportedly spoken to Paul Pogba and his agent Mino Raiola about a move to Real Madrid this summer. Pogba’s wage demands are still an issue to be sorted, but the talks are reportedly in an advanced stage. Although Manchester United are yet to agree on a transfer fee, if Pogba intends to move, it is likely that the Manchester club will be ready to cash in on him. Finally it looks like this summer see a squad turnover at United and although Pogba is one of the few genuine stars they have, United might lose him too.

There has been clear shift in the narrative surrounding Manchester United’s decline as the spotlight has finally fallen on the players and the board. If all the press reports are to be believed then this summer, Solskjaer will be given a free reign to sell whomever he wishes too. Along with the squad overhaul, United need to desperately fix their wage structure. The only way they can do that is to get rid of Alexis Sanchez and it would take a miracle for that too happen. Unless there is a widespread change across all levels at Manchester United, replacing managers or players alone will not help.

Real Madrid on the other hand will also look to make some big signings this summer to start competing with Barcelona again for the league. The Catalan side in-spite of making some transfer blunders in recent years is still much ahead of their domestic rivals thanks to the brilliance of Lionel Messi.