Mourinho willing to swap £290,000-a-week superstar to sign Real Madrid midfield general

Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba could possibly be headed to Real Madrid in a swap deal which could see Toni Kroos come to Old Trafford, according to Don Balon.

Pogba has been struggling for form in the heart of the midfield in recent times and has reportedly had a clash of egos with manager Jose Mourinho. It has been reported that the £290,000-a-week Frenchman recently confronted Mourinho who he feels is playing him out of position, which is preventing him from finding his best form.

However, Mou has since insisted that there is no feud going on between himself and Pogba and added that the player is being played in his best position.

Reports from Spain, however, have claimed that the relations between Pogba and Mourinho are not as smooth as the self-proclaimed “special one” has insisted. Mou is even considering letting Pogba join Madrid in a swap deal which would see Kroos joining us.

Since his time with Bayern Munich in Germany, Kroos has long been linked with a move to Old Trafford.  He was widely expected to join us following the 2014 world cup but in the end, joined Los Blancos.

During his time at Madrid, Kroos has been successful, helping the Spanish giants to win Champions Leagues as well as a La Liga title. At 28 years of age, Kroos is perhaps at the peak of his career and though he can still churn out top performances, he will not get any better.

Pogba, meanwhile, could still get better and will likely hit the peak of his career in another year or two. Despite this, we are reportedly willing to swap Pogba for the German.

Meanwhile, Paul Parker has encouraged Pogba to prove his critics wrong, saying:

“What he said when he re-signed was ‘I am back to prove people wrong’. That should be his ethos now – to go out there and do it. The papers are talking about how he is telling Manchester United and Mourinho what he wants to do.

“Those kind of headlines shouldn’t be there. People are either making it up or he has kind of said that to somebody and it has got out.

“His point should be I won’t to prove people wrong. He has come for a lot of money, the easy road out is to come out and say ‘I am not happy and I want this and that’.

“The [best] way is to go out there and prove people wrong and go show them you can adapt, change and prove that what Manchester United paid is worth it because you are not a one-trick pony.”

It would be a really bad move if we let go of Pogba. He’s one of the best in the world and I think that Mourinho should look to sort things out at the earliest.