FORMER Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon believes Los Blancos should shun a move to sign Neymar and instead target Manchester United ace Paul Pogba.
It is expected to be a busy transfer window at the Bernabeu, with the Spanish outfit set to snare Eden Hazard away from Chelsea in a £115million deal.
The 28-year-old was recently on holiday in Marbella where he proudly held up a Real top alongside a fan.
And he could be joined in Madrid by Pogba – with the French World Cup winner reportedly agreeing to a pay-cut in order to sign for Zinedine Zidane’s side.
Calderon has revealed that Pogba would be a valuable addition to Real, but he declared that he isn’t a fan of Paris Saint-Germain winger Neymar’s attitude.
He told Sky Sports: “Neymar is a top player but I don’t see him – his behaviour in the last games he has played – as being the best reference for coming to Real Madrid.
“Pogba? Maybe. He is one of the players that Zidane has said he really likes.
“It would be a problem of money. Our president has decided to invest a ridiculous amount of money in the new stadium because we already have a fantastic stadium.”
Gareth Bale has been linked with a move away from Spain at the end of the season, with 91 per cent of five million voters wanting him to leave Real.
And Calderon has stated he believes a loan move back to an English club would be beneficial for all parties.
He said: “It’s a pity what is happening with Bale,” he said. “The injuries have affected him a lot.
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“They somehow indicate a lack of commitment to the fans, and he doesn’t speak Spanish, he can’t express what he thinks, and it is clear that Zidane doesn’t count on him.
“Maybe a loan rather than a transfer could be a solution.
“England would in theory be the best place for him. Perhaps a loan move to a British club would be best to help his confidence and see if he can become the player he once was.”