Paul Pogba has completed his return to Juventus on a free transfer with a four-year contract after his contract in Manchester United expired at the end of June. He moves to Juventus for the second time in his career — he previously joined the Italian giants in 2012 from United.
Pogba began his career at United and returned in 2016 for a then-world-record fee of £89.3 million from Juventus.
He won three trophies in his debut campaign, but he fell out with then-United manager Jose Mourinho and struggled to find consistency under successive bosses Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick.
Pogba endured an uneasy relationship with the United fans, and they booed him in his final two appearances against Norwich City and Liverpool.
The move to Juventus would mark a return to a club where Pogba spent four years with before rejoining United in 2016.
Pogba won Serie A in each of his four seasons at Juventus. The club finished fourth last season, 16 points off the champions, Milan, and have turned the forward Federico Chiesa’s loan from Fiorentina into a permanent transfer.
Manchester City also made a stunning bid to sign Pogba from bitter rivals United, with Pep Guardiola meeting the midfielder and the club drafting a lucrative contract to demonstrate their desire to sign him. But while the World Cup winner did consider City’s offer, he felt the accompanying noise and hate would not be worth it.