After a protracted transfer saga, Manchester United have announced the signing of Frenchman, Paul Pogba for a world-record £109m from Juventus.
Pogba is now the most expensive player in the World after surpassing the record of Gareth Bale who was bought for £85.3m from Tottenham in 2013.
It would be recalled that Manchester united allowed Pogba to join Juventus for just £800,000 in 2012 after he failed to break into Alex Ferguson’s team.
The switch has been heavily mooted since the completion of Euro 2016, where Pogba’s France finished runners-up to Portugal.
Pogba, 23, is Jose Mourinho’s fourth summer signing, after Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
Thanks @juventusfc and all Juventini. Goodbye means nothing, it is the time we spent together that matters ??❤
— Paul Pogba (@paulpogba) August 8, 2016
“I am delighted to rejoin United. It has always been a club with a special place in my heart and I am really looking forward to working with Mourinho.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Juventus and have some fantastic memories of a great club with players that I count as friends.
“But I feel the time is right to go back to Old Trafford.
“There are no words to be honest, there are no words. I just came back to Carrington, it was like I just came back home.
“It looks like I went for a holiday and I’ve come back home. I’m happy and I see everyone, the same people, just a great feeling to be honest.
“I think it is destiny. First my mum told me I would come back here. I told her, you never know, we’ll see.
“For myself it’s a big challenge to come back to where I come from, to where I grew up and where I started. I didn’t finish what I started here, so I think I came to finish everything.”
“I always enjoyed playing in front of the fans and can’t wait to make my contribution to the team.
“This is the right club for me to achieve everything I hope to in the game.”
Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho said; “Paul is one of the best players in the world and will be a key part of the United team I want to build here for the future.
“He is quick, strong, scores goals and reads the game better than many players much older than he is.
“At 23, he has the chance to make that position his own here over many years.
“He is young and will continue to improve; he has the chance to be at the heart of this club for the next decade and beyond.”
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