Is Pogba better than Isco

Real Madrid: Paul Pogba transfer hangs on James, Bale and Isco

In Real Madrid's courtship for midfield star Paul Pogba from Manchester United, Blancos stars James Rodriguez, Gareth Bale and Isco develop into the decisive figures.

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According to information from goal and SPOX, Los Blancos have to put money into their coffers by selling more players before the world champion can be bought. This should be achieved through transfer fees and salary savings from valuable high earners such as Bale, Isco and James.

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Financial fair play could also become a problem in the course of a possible Pogba deal, because the Madrilenians have already spent around 300 million euros on newcomers in the current transfer window (for Eder Militao, Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic, Rodrygo and Ferland Mendy).

On the other hand, there are only transfer revenues of around 125 million euros (Mateo Kovacic, Marcos Llorente, Raul de Tomas, Theo Hernandez). Pogba would probably cost another 150 to 180 million euros, which means that the club should take about this amount through sales in order not to have to fear any consequences.

This is also the reason why Real insists on selling James' planned Napoli transfer this summer, while Napoli wants to borrow the Colombian with an option to buy.

An official offer from Madrid for Paul Pogba is still pending, as ManUnited coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer recently confirmed. "There is a lot of speculation, but that has long been everyday life. So far we have not received an offer for one of our players," said the coach and added. "Paul and most of the others still have long contracts anyway."