Manchester United signs Pogba, now costliest player in history
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Yesterday, English football club Manchester United F.C. announced signing Frenchman from Italian club Juventus F.C. Pogba rejoined The Red Devils on a five-year contract for €105 million making him the most expensive footballer of all time by breaking the previous fee record of 's transfer from to Spanish capital club Real Madrid.
23-year-old midfielder Paul Pogba made his professional debut for United in 2011 after graduating from their academy. He played only seven games before leaving for Juventus the next year. Spending four years with the Old Lady, Pogba has won four Serie A titles, three Italian Super Cups, and two trophies as well.
Pogba has played 38 games for the French side, netting six goals. Last month he collected a silver medal with the national team finishing runners-up at the UEFA Euro 2016, losing 1–0 to Portugal. This year, Pogba was named in the as well as the .
After signing the five-year contract, Paul Pogba said, "I am delighted to rejoin United. It has always been a club with a special place in my heart and I am looking forward to working with [United manager] José Mourinho." Mourinho praised Pogba and said Pogba "will be a key part of the United team".
Pogba has been allotted the number 6 jersey. Previously, Manchester United signed Zlatan Ibrahimović, , and .
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