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Zidane: “I really like Pogba”

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Could the midfielder join Real Madrid next summer?

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Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane talked to the press ahead of the team’s match against Huesca which will be played this Sunday. Knowing that Los Blancos have little to play for, the Frenchman was asked about transfer rumors and potential targets for the club. He didn’t reveal much until he was asked about Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.

“I really like Pogba and you know that. I know him very well, he’s a different kind of player and he can provide many things because of his skills. He knows how to attack and defend. However, he’s not my player. He plays for United and we have to respect that. He’s always said that he likes Madrid,” said Zidane.

Some transfer reports suggest that Madrid would like to explore a potential deal for the French midfielder. Gareth Bale could be involved in that transfer or even Raphael Varane if the club can’t find a way to keep him. Zidane shared his thoughts on Varane’s situation.

“I have a positive feeling about it, he knows what he’s done and it’s normal that many clubs would like to sign him. I think he’s fine here, he’s the fourth captain and his progress here is not over,” explained the coach.

“I understand transfer rumors, the press has to talk about something. But we have 10 games left and we have to finish the season well. I won’t talk about players who don’t belong to the club,” he said.

Zidane also confirmed that goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois won’t be available as he has a hamstring injury which could keep him out for the next few days, so Keylor Navas will start once again.