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New World Record Signing of Paul Pogba

posted 8 Aug 2016, 20:15 by Sportech Nz

Manchester United have announced the signing of Paul Pogba in a world-record transfer from Juventus.

Pogba, 23, has signed a five-year contract with the option of a sixth season after United agreed to pay the Italian champions €105million (£89m) over the course of two years.

That figure beats the estimated £85m that Real Madrid paid Tottenham for Gareth Bale in 2013 in the previous world-record deal.

Juventus revealed United could owe them a further five million euros (£4.25million) if certain sporting targets are reached during the course of Pogba's contract.

Pogba left United four years ago for a nominal fee, and went on to win four Serie A titles and the Coppa Italia twice while his reputation grew - persuading Jose Mourinho to pay a colossal sum to bring him back to Old Trafford.

"I am delighted to rejoin United," Pogba said. "It has always been a club with a special place in my heart and I am really looking forward to working with Jose Mourinho.

And Pogba himself then followed up by bidding farewell to Juventus.

"Thanks @juventusfc and all Juventini. Goodbye means nothing, it is the time we spent together that matters." he wrote.

Only then did the official announcement come from the club.

But United and their fans will hope Pogba proves to be worth the wait.

 

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