Ramon Calderon thinks “it would be a mistake” for Real Madrid to swap Gareth Bale for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba within the Jan transfer window.
Bale’s future at Santiago Bernabeu has been the topic of a lot of speculation in recent times, with queries raised over his perspective and commitment to the team’s cause.
The Wales international came getting ready to securing a move to China over the summer, however Zinedine Zidane insisted that he remains a crucial player for Spanish capital – a stance that he has reiterated before a Clasico clash with Barcelona at Camp Nou on Wed .
Despite Zidane in public backing Bale on variety of occasions, it’s been recommended that the Frenchman would be willing to send the winger to old Trafford in exchange for fellow countryman Pogba, who has long been thought-about as a target for the Blancos.
Pogba has endured a vastly frustrating 2019-20 campaign with the Red Devils, managing solely 5 Premier League appearances so far because of AN ankle joint injury that has unbroken him out of action since the top of Sept.
The World Cup winner has been tipped to finish up at the Bernabeu sooner rather later, however Calderon is adamant that Bale should not be used as a makeweight in any doable deal, because of the very fact he’s AN “irreplaceable” member of the present Spanish capital squad.
“We’ve continuously had dangerous experiences with this transfer window,” the ex-Madrid president says: “There aren’t any real players accessible permanently groups like Real Madrid and Barcelona.
“They square measure talking here a couple of swap – Bale or James [Rodriguez] for Pogba. however i believe they’re solely rumours. it’s true Zidane is trying to find having Pogba; for a protracted time he has aforesaid that in public.
“But i believe it might be a slip, particularly to let Bale go. If he’s work and intended, i believe he’s irreplaceable for us.”
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had hoped to welcome Pogba back to the senior fold at some purpose before the top of Dec, but the Norwegian discovered on weekday that his comeback has been delayed by health problem.
The Red Devils square measure presently getting ready for a carabao Cup quarter-final tie against Colchester, that comes before a gathering with Watford at residence Road within the Premier League on Dec twenty two.
Bale, meanwhile, are going to be in line to start out against Barca in midweekly, once forthcoming as a substitute in a very 1-1 draw with Valencia at the Mestalla on Sunday.
Whoever wins the Clasico can move 3 points clear at the Liga summit, with solely goal distinction separating the 2 sides at the instant.