Paul Pogba is said to have turned his back on Old Trafford four-years ago after former boss Sir Alex Ferguson opted to form a midfield partnership of Park Ji-Sung and full back Rafael De Silva in a 2011 clash with Blackburn.
With the young 20-year-old looking set for a move away from Manchester United, Spanish side Real Madrid were chasing the signature of the the highly rated Frenchman.
However, Spanish News outlet AS have revealed that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez opted against a move for the star as he did not fulfil the club’s transfer credentials.
With Pogba out of favour at Old Trafford, Paul Scholes was drafted out of replacement instead of giving the Juventus man minutes.
The Spanish newspaper cite an occasion when Pogba’s mother revealed he was left in tears following his omission from Ferguson’s squad, as the Euro 2016 finalist nears a sensational return to the club.
However, it could have been so different for Pogba, had Perez not turned down the chance to sign the Frenchman because he was too cheap.
That’s right, in 2012 Pogba could have become a Galactico for a fee reported to be around £100,000.
Real Madrid turned down chance to sign Paul Pogba for £100,000 in 2012
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) July 7, 2016
With Manchester United now the front runners to resign Pogba, Perez’s club have once again ruled themselves out of the running for the Frenchman, however, this time because he is too expensive.
Sky Sports have reported that Real Madrid were left with no choice but to rule out signing the potential most expensive player in the world due to financial reasons.
Real Madrid currently possess the two most expensive players in the world in the form of Wales star Gareth Bale and newly crowned European champion Cristiano Ronaldo.
However, if Pogba is to depart from Turin as expected, he will smash the record transfer fee without doubt.