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Real Madrid Confident About Recruiting Manchester United Star Next Summer: Good Fit For Ancelotti?

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In a recent report, Mundo Deportivo stated that Real Madrid remain confident about recruiting Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba next summer. It is understood that Los Blancos are in pole position to secure the services of the French playmaker at the end of this campaign and are unlikely to move in for him during the January transfer window.

Pogba’s Encouraging Form At Old Trafford Last Season

The ex-Juventus midfield ace managed to establish himself as one of the most important members of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first team last season. Pogba scored six goals and picked up nine assists in 42 matches for the Mancunian giants in the previous campaign across multiple competitions.

The 28-year-old performed well to average 1.4 tackles, 1.0 interceptions, 1.4 clearances, 1.2 shots, 1.0 key passes and 1.7 dribbles per game in Premier League football. He even took care of the ball well when distributing it from midfield after completing 83% of his attempted passes in the English first division last season (stats via whoscored).

Pogba has got less than a year remaining in his Man United contract, so Los Blancos are in a strong position to lure him to the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on a free transfer at the end of this campaign. At 28, the Frenchman is still playing at his prime and would make an instant impact in Spanish football if Carlo Ancelotti can get him on board next year.

Real Madrid remain confident about recruiting Pogba who is seen in the photo
Football – 2021 / 2022 Pre-Season Friendly – Manchester United, ManU vs Everton – Old Trafford – Saturday 7th August 2021 Paul Pogba of Manchester United warms up, at Old Trafford. COLORSPORT/ALAN MARTIN PUBLICATIONxNOTxINxUK

Is Pogba A Good Fit For Los Blancos?

Pogba has made an excellent start to this campaign after bagging five assists in three league appearances for the Red Devils so far. He has proven himself to be a reliable playmaker in the opposition half and can even contribute by netting a few crucial goals for his team. The French sensation can complete some dangerous dribbles towards the opponent’s penalty box. Plus, he hardly throws away possession in midfield.

Thus, Ancelotti would be wise to offer Pogba a contract when he becomes a free agent at the end of this season. There is no doubt that the Man United star will strengthen the Italian tactician’s midfield department at the Spanish capital and could go on to be a top performer for Los Blancos in the coming seasons.

Pogba has the experience to help the Madrid giants compete for some major silverware over the next few years. He will be an ideal fit for Ancelotti’s style of play at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. More importantly, Pogba will be available on a free transfer which makes him a low-risk, high-reward signing for Los Blancos to pursue next summer.

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