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Manchester United has finalized the move for midfielder Paul Pogba from Juventus after the Frenchman passed a medical on Monday.
The 23-year-old French international returns to Old Trafford after four years in Italy. He left on a free transfer back in 2012, and United is paying a record £89 million to bring him in. Pogba has signed a five-year contract with the Red Devils with an option for an additional year.
“I am delighted to rejoin United,” Pogba told the club’s official website. “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.”
Pogba won four straight Serie A titles during his time in Turin, and has established himself as one of the best central midfielders in the world. He represented the French national team on 38 occasions, scoring six goals.
“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,” 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.”
Pogba is the fourth signing of the summer for United, having brought in Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.