French professional footballer, Paul Pogba, will now move to Old Trafford having completed his world-record 105 million euros transfer to Manchester United.
The 23-year-old midfielder will be returning to United after leaving the renowned club for Juventus for £1.5m in 2012.
Manchester United won’t stop at paying 105 million euros for Pogba; the club will also pay Italian champions [Juventus] additional 5m euros (£4.5m) in performance-related bonuses and other costs, including 5m euros if Pogba signs a new contract.
Juventus confirmed on Tuesday that Pogba now sits at the topmost chart line of most valuable players in sport’s history.
Juventus Confirms Paul Pogba’s Transfer
“Juventus Football Club can today confirm that Paul Pogba has completed a move to Manchester United for a fee of 105 million euros to be paid in two financial years. The consideration may increase by five million euros on achieving given conditions in the course of the duration of the contract.
The sum beats the previous record set by the transfer of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013. Thus making Pogba the most valuable player in the sport’s history”, the Italian club said in a statement.
Speaking after signing a five-year deal with United, Pogba said “The time is right to go back to Old Trafford. This is the right club for me to achieve everything I hope to.”
The French International is Manchester United’s fourth signing. The club had earlier signed Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly, Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Armenia forward Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
United manager, Jose Mourinho said Pogba could be the club’s lifeline and ‘heart’ for the next decade.
The skillful player made 178 appearances for Juventus, scoring 34 goals. He was also influential in the Italian club’s appearance at the 2015 Champions League final.
The midfielder has been capped by France on 38 occasions, scoring 6 goals. Pogba was a member of the recent squad that reached the final of Euro 2016.
Paul Pogba’s Honours
- Under-20 World Cup winner and player of the tournament (2013)
- 4 Serie A titles (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
- 2 Italian Cups (2015, 2016)
- 2 Italian Super Cups (2014, 2015)