The French midfielder Paul Pogba has joined Manchester United Italian champions Juventus on a five-year contract with the option to extend for another year, he said the Premier League club said in a statement on Monday.
British media reported that the Kingdom has spent a record amount of 89 million pounds in the 23 – year old, eclipsing the 100 million euros ($ 110.84 million) Real Madrid paid for Gareth Bale Welsh Tottenham Hotspur in 2013.
“I am delighted to United meet. It has always been a club with a special place in my heart and I’m really looking forward to working with (manager) Jose Mourinho,” said Pogba in an official wesbite news of the Kingdom (www .manutd .com).
“I enjoyed my stay at Juventus and have some good memories of a great club with players who count as friends. But I feel is the right time to return to Old Trafford. “I’ve always enjoyed playing in front of fans and I can not wait to make my contribution to the team. This is the right club for me to realize what I expect in the game.”
Pogba is the latest new recruits Mourinho after defender Eric Bailly, striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan as the Portuguese coach renews underperforming team he inherited from Louis van Gaal. ” Paul is one of the best players in the world and will be a key part of team USA I want to build for the future here ,” said Mourinho.
” It is , goals , strong ratings and quick read best game that many players much older than him. ” At 23, you can make your own position here for many years, he is young and will continue to improve ; .
He has the opportunity to be at the heart of this club for the next decade and beyond . “