Manchester United Paul Pogba must take significant pay cut to join Real Madrid

Pogba wants to join Real Madrid (Picture: Getty)

Paul Pogba must agree to a significant pay cut to join Real Madrid this summer, according to reports.

The Manchester United midfielder is reportedly eager to leave Old Trafford at the end of the season and link up with Zinedine Zidane at Real.

Zidane has spoken openly about his admiration for Pogba and the Frenchman has returned the compliments in the media when asked about a potential move to Spain.

However, Marca claim Pogba can only join Zidane’s ranks if he takes a big pay cut with United slapping a mammoth price on his head.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 13: Paul Pogba of Manchester United celebrates as he scores his team's first goal from the penalty spot during the Premier League match between Manchester United and West Ham United at Old Trafford on April 13, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

United want £130m for their playmaker (Picture: Getty)

Pogba earns around £15million a year at United and Real are prepared to match or improve on those wages.

United are reluctant to sell Pogba, but will sell the World Cup winner if their £130m asking price is met.

With Real rushing to seal the signing of Eden Hazard from Chelsea and Christian Eriksen from Tottenham, the club is hesitant about spending such a fortune on Pogba.

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However, if Pogba dramatically lowers his wage demands and Zidane is insistent about signing him, then Real would sanction the £130m deal.

Pogba is under contract at United until 2021 and will need to push for the move to convince the Red Devils to sell.

The transfer saga is set to be one of the stand-out stories of the summer, with United set for a busy window as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer targets a major squad overhaul.

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