3 reasons why Paul Pogba should join Real Madrid this summer
Paul Pogba is one of the best midfielders in the world right now. He has arguably been Manchester United's best player this season so far with 11 goals and 9 assists in 29 league games. Moreover, he seems to have found a new lease of life under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
He has looked much more consistent since the Norwegian's appointment, and his incredible performances seem to have caught the attention of the Real Madrid scouts.
Latest reports in the Spanish media have claimed that the Frenchman could move to Real Madrid this summer for a fee of around €150 million and that the deal has almost been completed.
Here, we look at 3 reasons why the move could be a profitable one for both parties.
#1 The French connection
Zinedine Zidane has been one of Real Madrid's best managers in recent history. An excellent man manager, he has been credited with developing some of the best young talents like Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez, which is the reason why many players look forward to working under him.
Moreover, Zidane's nationality could also be an important factor in luring Pogba to Madrid. The presence of other Frenchmen in the locker room like Karim Benzema, and Raphael Varane in particular, would seem to be an exciting prospect for Pogba and could tempt him to move to the Spanish capital this summer.
#2 Complementary to Real Madrid's style of play
Pogba is a very direct midfielder, and his style of play would definitely suit Real Madrid.
As we saw during the World Cup, the Frenchman thrives in the presence of quick players on either flank, and with speedsters like Vinicius Junior, Marco Asensio, and Eden Hazard (who is very likely to join Real Madrid this summer) in the squad, he can easily switch flanks or initiate quick transitions during counter attacks.
Moreover, he likes to play a lot of long balls and crosses into the box, which could suit Real Madrid's style of play and compliment players like Karim Benzema, who is an excellent header of the ball.
Furthermore, Pogba is an aerial threat himself as he likes to get at the end of long balls or crosses, which could enable him to link up with players like Marcelo, Carvajal, and Modric.