Paul Pogba has signed for Manchester United to become the most expensive player ever in football history.
Manchester United have completed the signing of Paul Pogba from Juventus in a world record fee. He is now the most expensive transfer ever.
The France midfielder left United to join Juve in 2012 and becomes Jose Mourinho’s most expensive buy this season.
The 23-year-old has now become the most expensive player in football history, overtaking the deal that took Gareth Bale from Tottenham to Real Madrid in 2013.
United will pay the Italian champions 105m euros for Pogba, plus 5m euros (£4.5m) in performance-related bonuses and other costs, including 5m euros if Pogba signs a new contract. It surpasses the £85m that Real Madrid paid Tottenham for Wales forward Gareth Bale in 2013, BBC reports.
“Manchester United is delighted to announce that Paul Pogba has completed his transfer from Italian club Juventus,” the club wrote on their official website.
“Paul joins on a five-year contract, with the option to extend for a further year.”
According to Goal.com, Pogba is reported to earn an astonishing £104m pre-tax salary over five years, a figure that put off Real Madrid, who were also in the running for his signature, with Cristiano Ronaldo the only Los Blancos star to earn more than that amount.
The Frenchman made just seven appearances for United during his initial stint with the club, and failed to complete 90 minutes in the Premier League under the management of Sir Alex Ferguson.
But while there was some bitterness on both sides at his departure for Italy, Pogba has made the decision to rejoin the club as they look to vastly improve on the fifth-placed finish secured under Louis van Gaal in 2015-16.