Paul Pogba finally completed his long-awaited world record move to Manchester United from Juventus in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
The Red Devils will pay £89-million for the France midfielder up front with an additional £4.2-million in possible add-ons.
Pogba will adorn the number six shirt at United and has signed a five-year deal with the option to extend for a further year, reports the Manchester United website.
The French international says he is relishing the chance to work under Jose Mourinho and he felt that it was the right time to return to Old Trafford.
‘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. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Juventus and have some fantastic memories of a great club with players that I count as friends,’ Pogba said.
‘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.’
United manager Jose Mourinho went on to praise the Frech midfielder, insisting that he will be a key part of the Red Devils squad as they look to build on their future.
‘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. He is quick, strong, scores goals and reads the game better than many players much older than he is,’ Mourinho said.
‘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.’
The 23-year-old has been with Juventus for four seasons, making 124 appearances and scoring 28 goals. He joined the Bianconeri from United in 2012.
The midfielder has been capped by France on 38 occasions, scoring 6 goals and was a member of the recent squad that reached the final of Euro 2016.
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