Paul Pogba’s handler and super agent Mino Raiola has revealed why the former Juventus star opted for Manchester United instead of Real Madrid.
Raiola said Pogba’s reason was because he wanted to return ‘home’ to United where he had been a youth player but had never made a first team appearance.
Madrid were strongly linked at one point and it seemed inevitable that he’d end up there, but the pull of Manchester United was too strong for the Frenchman to resist.
Raiola confirmed Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane was keen to land his compatriot alongside “five or six” others clubs.
He said speaking to Telefoot, “We never spoke about business during the Euros. He was disappointed in losing the final,”
“He clearly told me what he wanted. For Paul, Manchester has always been his home and I gave him the heads up about everything happening in Miami.
“Zidane also wanted him, I think, as well as 5 or 6 clubs. Manchester United is stronger now with my player. Real Madrid is not”.
Raiola also claimed that this was not the first time Man United coach Jose Mourinho had gone after Pogba and that he’d also wanted him at Chelsea, “Mourinho wanted him already last year, but it was not the right moment.” he said.