LEGENDS MATCH | JUVENTUS - REAL MADRID
Reports in Italy believe Pérez asked about Pogba in Turin
Real Madrid's chief was in Italy to unveil a charity match between Madrid and Juve legends. Assistant coach Zidane has already moved to persuade the midfielder.
Real Madrid were represented by president Florentino Pérez, director of institutional relations Emilio Butragueño and ex-player Fernando Hierro at the Turin unveiling of a legends’ charity match to be played between Los Blancos and Juventus on 2 June (18:30 CET).
“It’ll be a great match between legendary players, with the mission of giving injustice a drubbing,” Pérez said at the presentation of the game, which will see Madrid and Juve greats come up against each other at the Juventus Stadium, in a reprisal of the ‘Corazón Classic Match’ held in 2013.
The funds raised from the clash will go to efforts to reintegrate child soldiers into society in Mali and the Central African Republic. Also present at the event was Juventus president Andrea Agnelli and ex-players Edgar Davids, Fabio Grosso, Pavel Nedved and Gianluca Pessotto.
There is speculation in the Italian press that Pérez took advantage of the trip to ask Juventus bosses about French midfielder Paul Pogba, who has been linked with a move to Real Madrid.