France mid fielder Paul Pogba has rejoined Manchester United from Italian champions Juventus for the five-year deal, reported fee of 89 million pounds ($115.98 million), the Premier League club reported in a statement on Tuesday.
The 23-year-old, who played at Euro 2016, joined Juventus in the Old Trafford club in 2012, having come through Le Havre’s youth system before returning to United’s academy in ’09.
Although, no financial details were released, British media reported that United agreed with a world record fee, eclipsing the fees Real Madrid paid to sign Wales mid fielder Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013.
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“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 in the club’s statement.
“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.”
“The opportunity to play in the Premier League will be important for Pogba, Mourinho said after Sunday’s Community Shield victory over Leicester”.
“United is the perfect club to bring him to the level he wants to be,” the manager said. “The Premier League is the perfect habitat for that. If you want to be the best player in the world, if you go to Barcelona or Real Madrid, you are in trouble because I don’t think the other two big guys [Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo] will let you.”