Former Madrid midfielder Uli Stielike would prefer the La Liga giants targeted “humble players” ahead of Paul Pogba.
The Frenchman has regularly been linked with a move to Madrid and Italian giant Juventus.
The club should only go after Pogba if they were returning to the days of the Galacticos in the early 2000s, according to Stielike.
“If you want to return to the idea of the galactics, maybe yes,” he said.
“But I am more in favour of humble players with great talent and sacrifice for the team.”
Real Madrid lost a major key player just two years ago, when Cristiano Ronaldo left for Juventus.
After a stunning career at the Santiago Bernabeu, Ronaldo left Madrid for Juventus before the 2018/19 season.
A campaign during which the La Liga side had three coaches and won just the Club World Cup.
Stielike says that any club would struggle to replace a player like Ronaldo and that the club deserve time to rebuild.
“There is only one Cristiano,” he said.
“That’s why I see that any team needs a certain adaptation time when a fundamental piece is gone.”
While Stielike continue to question Real Madrid’s pursuit of Paul Pogba.
Former France international Christophe Dugarry recently backed the midfielder to rediscover his spark under Zidane.
“We have all observed that this Real squad is aging a little.
It is a team that has problems projecting, breaking lines and reaching the second line when there are centres,” Dugarry told RMC Sport.
“Pogba can do it, he is a boy who can score goals, for me, he is the ideal boy to give Real Madrid what is missing.
“A year has passed that has been difficult for him, because he has injuries and his team does not perform well.
But every time he has been able to play, he quickly recovers his level.
Knowing Zizou, if he was in love with Pogba, there is no reason for him to be gone a year later.”