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Ex-Real Madrid GM Valdano: Eriksen better option than Pogba

Former Real Madrid GM Jorge Valdano has questioned their move for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.

Pogba is a €100m-plus target for Real this summer.

But Valdano rates Tottenham ace Christian Eriksen ahead of Pogba and told El Transistor: "Pogba I like but I'm not enthusiastic, I do not think he's comparable to Eriksen because of his way of playing, Pogba has always left me wondering if he plays football with enough passion.

"Real Madrid need quality up front, they must increase their danger when they have the ball, and those are players like Eriksen or (Chelsea attacker Eden) Hazard."

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