Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has reportedly won the boardroom battle to sign Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba ahead of his Tottenham Hotspur counterpart Christian Eriksen.
This is according to the publication from the Daily Mirror which claimed that Real Madrid will proceed with their quest to sign Pogba and not Eriksen.
Real Madrid had to choose between the two Premier League stars as they try to sign a new midfielder ahead of the new season billed to start in August.
Club president Florentino Perez was said to have favoured a move for Danish international playmaker Christian Eriksen mainly due to the fact that the former Ajax Amsterdam player is less controversial than the aforementioned Pogba in addition to the fact that he’s less expensive.
On the other hand, Zinedine Zidane wants to sign Paul Pogba and he was able to get his wish ahead of what Real Madrid’s president wanted.
Paul Pogba will likely set Real Madrid back to the tune of €160m amidst fears of violating Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations.
The 26-year-old returned to Manchester United in 2016 for a then world-record fee of £89m after he had spent four years at Juventus where he won four straight league titles and also reached the 2015 Champions League final which the Old Lady lost to Barcelona via a 3-1 defeat.