Paul Pogba: Adidas accused of 'stopping' Frenchman's move to Real Madrid

Paul Pogba: Adidas accused of 'stopping' Frenchman's move to Real Madrid

- Paul Pogba was close to joining Real Madrid in a deal valued around £150m

- The Frenchman admitted earlier in the summer he wanted to leave Man United

- German sportswear company Adidas were however said to have played a role to keep Pogba at Old Trafford

Frenchman Paul Pogba seems to have pushed his failed move to Real Madrid behind him having already assisted two goals for Manchester United this season.

The 26-year-old was heavily linked with a move to join Los Blancos in a staggering deal valued around £150 million.

However, the deal failed to pull through with the former Juventus ready to endure another long season at Old Trafford having admitted that he wants a move away from the club.

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Apart from Real, his former club, Juventus, also made an attempt into signing the midfielder but because they already sign Matthijs de Ligt from Ajax, they could not cough out so much for Pogba.

And barely ten days after European transfer window closed, SunSport reports that sportswear giants Adidas played crucial role in seeing the attacker remains at Old Trafford.

The publication further revealed that the German company are three-years into a decade-long personal endorsement deal with the 2018 World Cup winning star worth around £31 million.

It would also be worthy to note that they have an understanding with Man United to the tunes of about £750m to provide the club's kit until 2024.

A source who pleaded anonymous said: “They acted as peacemakers between the player, his agent and the club.

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"Adidas were crucial in persuading all the parties to resolve their differences for another season.”

The sportswear are also the kit sponsors for Real Madrid and a number of star players at the Bernabeu including Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema. earlier reported that Premier League side Manchester United were said to have met with Paul Pogba's agent Mino Raiola over the possibility of the Frenchman signing a new deal.

Before the start of the 2019/20 Premier League season, Mino Raiola had insisted that Paul Pogba would be leaving Manchester United.

The France international was linked with a move to Real Madrid and also return to Juventus with Pogba himself admitting that he would love to play under Zinedine Zidane.

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