Paul Pogba: French midfielder completes world-record £89m transfer to Manchester United
Star midfielder Paul Pogba on Monday completed his much-anticipated move to Manchester United.
The 23-year-old midfielder was sold to Juventus by the club for a paltry sum of £1.5m in 2012. Luring him back to Old Trafford cost the club a whopping £89m.
"This is the right club for me to achieve everything I hope to," said the youngster after signing a five-year deal with United.
Juventus also stand to receive another £4.5m via performance-related bonus.
This move is the biggest in world football, even beating Gareth’s Bale switch from Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid in 2013.
Pogba blossomed in Italy and has gone on to become a key member of French national side. He represented the Turin club 178 times and scored 34 goals.
While Juventus offered me a new contract, there was plenty of interest from Real Madrid as well.
Pogba left United after he fell out with Sir Alex Ferguson. With Jose Mourinho in charge, Old Trafford is bound to be a different place going forward.
United fans are expected to embrace Pogba with open arms. It now remains to be seen what he does on his much talked about return.