PAUL POGBA could be lured to Real Madrid from Manchester United because of his relationship with Zinedine Zidane, according to Dimitar Berbatov.
Paul Pogba has missed large parts of the Premier League season and required surgery on his ankle in January.
SunSport understands United have given up on keeping the ex-Juventus star, and are willing to sell him for a £100million transfer fee.
And Dimitar Berbatov believes the Spanish capital could be his next destination because of the French connection he has with Zidane.
The former Red Devils striker – now a Betfair Ambassador – said “If he was to move, wherever he goes he will be fine.
“He knows that if it isn't working out that there is always a team waiting for him some place else and if he goes he'll play and do well.
“Look at Romelu Lukaku, I mean what the f***? It didn't work out for him at United and now he has been reborn at Inter, how do you explain that?
“It's human nature, sometimes you just don't feel comfortable in one place because the criticism is too much, you close yourself off and don't let people in.
“You think to yourself: 'It doesn't matter what I do, nobody appreciates it,' then you move and you score 23 goals for your new club.
“One thing I will say about the Real Madrid rumours is, don't forget Zinedine Zidane is manager there.
“When you have a manager or other players from the same country you always speak and know that you will get on, especially speaking the same language.
“It makes you feel comfortable and that is not to be underestimated in this situation.”
However, Berbatov, 39, would like to see Pogba stay at Old Trafford and strike up a relationship in midfield with Bruno Fernandes.
He added: “Once again there is a lot of talk about Paul Pogba and his future. He hasn't played for a long time, people are asking questions of him.
“Does he wants to play, how long will it take for him to return, when he comes back will he be able to play with Fernandes, how will he fit into the team?
“I want him to stay at United and I want to see him play alongside Fernandes and the team.
“If not there will always be a team waiting for Pogba, if that is Real Madrid, Juventus or someone else who knows, but he will fit in anywhere.
“As a player when you are in a position where big teams want you to play for them it's very flattering.
“It makes you feel special and you know that if things don't work out in your current situation there is always someone there for you and that puts your mind at ease.
“At the same time it isn't peaceful and you have decisions to make.”
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