Juventus ace Paul Pogba has been linked with an array of top clubs – Real Madrid, Barcelona, PSG, Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea – yet a move to the Santiago Bernabeu is the least likely, according to his agent Mino Raiola.
In an interview with French newspaper L’Equipe, he slammed the transfer policy of the Spanish giants, insisting that he wouldn’t want the Frenchman to move to Real, and end up being “thrown away like a facecloth”.
He said: “We’re not interested in Real either. I have never gone to Madrid to tell them: ‘Please, would you like to buy Pogba?’
“Real Madrid are a club that is used to buying players like you buy a facecloth — and then throws them away like a facecloth.
The 47-year-old claimed that they are only interested in signing players that have gained worldwide attention through performances in global tournaments – with James Rodriguez, who starred in the 2014 World Cup, the most recent example.
He continued: “Real are a team that sees a player who has six good games at the World Cup and buys him.
“We don’t want to go to a club like that. We want to go to a club that believes in Paul’s potential. I am not closing the door to Real, but I’m not opening it either.”