Pogba and Rudiger: Real Madrid’s two top targets

30 Oct 2021

Real Madrid are looking closely at both Paul Pogba and Antonio Rudiger as potential new signings as they look to freshen up their current squad.

They wouldn’t bring youth to this Real Madrid side, but their talent has caught the eye of the Spanish giants, although no moves have been made as of yet.

It’s well known that Pogba wants to play for Real Madrid and his stunted contract negotiations at Manchester United further reinforce this, with Los Blancos now analyzing how signing the Frenchman would pan out financially.

Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, is no longer seen as a potential issue in a deal being done, and the club are far more confident of securing the World Cup winner’s services than they were a couple of months ago.

Rudiger to Real Madrid too?

Chelsea center-back Rudiger, like Pogba, could be signed on a pre-contract agreement in January, just as Real Madrid did with David Alaba at the start of this year.

Real Madrid are happy to wait before trying to sign Rudiger and Pogba, who will be out of contract next June, even though they will have to pay a hefty signing-on bonus for each player.

Years ago signing players on a free was something the club would have turned their nose up at, but since seeing the success of Alaba this season, it is a market they are definitely keen to dip into again.

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