9th of August 2016 Author: Johnny Karp
Manchester United have finally managed to complete the big transfer their fans have been waiting for all summer: Paul Pogba moves back to Old Trafford from Juventus for a world-record transfer fee of 89 million pounds. The young midfielder agreed a five-year deal with Manchester United, who could pay more in the future due to add-on clauses in the transfer agreement with Juventus.
"I am delighted to rejoin United," said Pogba. "It has always been a club with a special place in my heart and I am really looking forward to working with Jose 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. 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."
The 23-year-old midfielder had decided to join Juventus in 2012 after having made just seven senior appearances for the Red Devils, all of them as a substitute. In Italy he became a star winning four consecutive Serie A titles with the Bianconeri. "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," Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said. "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."
Manchester United open their Premier League campaign at Bournemouth on August 14, and Paul Pogba is 8/1 at SkyBet to be the first goal scorer of the match. Fellow new signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic is 7/2 to open the scoring in Sunday's match.
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Some might say overpriced. Some might say he is a traitor. Some might say that Juve is more then happy. But just one thing is for sure - football transfers will just get bigger and bigger, either you like it or not. Football became business nowdays - Manchester United earned 90 millions of euros from selling Ibrahimovic's jerseys for just a week. Same thing will happen with Pogba. It is just a way it is. Anyway, with this signing United is probably top contender for Premier League title. Chelsea and City might be close to them, but transfer window is not over yet, there is 20 more days, a lot of things can change.
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