Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has admitted the Spanish giants had conversations about signing Paul Pogba in the summer.
Pogba dominated the headlines after completing a summer move to Manchester United in a world record transfer deal.
The Frenchman became the world’s most expensive footballer after signing on the dotted line for the Red Devils in a deal worth £100million.
Speaking on French radio show ‘Team Duga’, hosted by his former team-mate Christophe Dugarry, Zidane opened up on the summer rumours surrounding Pogba and whether he could have become the latest Galactico in Madrid’s ranks.
‘It could have happened,’ Zidane began.
The Spanish giants had to settle with just returning star Alvaro Morata as their marquee signing of the summer in a £23m deal.
Unfortunately for Madrid however, Morata would be the only player from Juventus joining their ranks.
Morata’s Juve team-mate Pogba was set for pastures new in England, though Zidane revealed Madrid’s interest in the star was authentic.
‘There were conversations to sign him,’ the Madrid boss told Team Duga.
Instead, it was Jose Mourinho and not Zidane who Pogba would link up with, leaving the Spanish giants to wonder what could have been.
Since his move to Manchester Pogba’s form has been the subject of much debate.
In his eight games played so far since returning to the Red Devils Pogba has scored one goal and registered no assists.
It has been widely questioned whether this is the type of return that should be expected from a player who has both played in the Premier League before and is also the most highly valued footballer on the planet.
Pogba will return back to Manchester United action after the international break when the Red Devils meet their fierce rivals Liverpool at Anfield (Monday, October 17.)