Real Madrid may not settle for Juve midfielder Paul Pogba, whose conditions seem to have kept the Spanish giant away from him.
The 23-year-old is highly demanded by Manchester United and this has put Madrid in a tight situation where they are now being expected to pay big and get the midfielder. The transfer fee cannot go below €100m, an amount which United have agreed to pay according to Sky Sports. Radio Marca also revealed a few weeks back that Juventus asked Madrid to pay €120m plus Tony Kroos in an informal chat.
The Frenchman have asked for around €14m per season after tax to leave Juve, while Juve are preparing to renew the Frenchman deal with a mouth-watering contract. But in the case of Madrid, the tax system in Spain would mean that he will be getting a total of €130m over five seasons.
Moreover, agent Mino Raiola will get a 20 per cent stake in any transfer, and another €20 or €30m depending on the final deal. All of that added up makes a total in excess of €250m, approximately, an amount that is considered too high even by big spenders Real Madrid. Despite the player’s talent and potential, despite the need to build for the future – and despite the fact that the club are banned from transfers for the next two windows
In fact, Madrid are currently beefed up in the midfield with the likes of Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, James Rodriguez, Isco, Casemiro and Mateo Kovacic all at the Bernabeu, this also puts some doubt over the arrival of the Frenchman who is aiming to become the second highest earner after Cristiano Ronaldo.