Paul Pogba signs with Manchester United for £89 million


Manchester United re-signs French midfielder from Juventus for world record fee of £89 million.
The Premier League club confirmed that Pogba had signed a five-year contract in the early hours of Tuesday morning with the option to extend the deal for a further year.

The 23-year-old midfielder returned to United after having left for the Old Lady in 2012 for £1.5 million, a nominal fee after his contract had expired.

"This is the right club for me to achieve everything I hope to in the game," Pogba said in his first interview back with the club.

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

“To all supporters who wrote on my pages about transfer rumours, I have read you all and thank you for the passionate messages. My apologies for not responding before, by law I could not talk," said Pogba on his Instagram account.

Posting an emotional farewell to Juventus on his official Instagram account on Tuesday morning, the France midfielder wrote: "My deepest respect to the clubs who considered having me. Gracias, merci!"

What Happened:
Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon believes the Pogba transfer is a huge risk because unlike Ronaldo, there is no guarantee of goals as hard evidence. "We will only know if this is a fair price in few years from now. This is supply and demand law, as long as somebody is willing to pay, the seller club will be up for it," he said.
"When I paid 80 million for Cristiano people thought it was crazy, and he was already Ballon D'Or (winner). We thought which player we could possibly buy to reinforce a team that was already top class. Messi was impossible as he was playing at Barca..Cristiano wanted to come and I think it was a risk-free bet."

The French champions PSG, buoyed by Qatari money, could easily have afforded to purchase Pogba, but the Paris club operate in an environment where they are the dominant force. A return to France might have sounded good, but how much real competition there is in Ligue 1 is a moot point. Without a serious Madrid interest, there was probably only one true option on the table for Pogba, and that was a return to United.

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