Return to Juventus was imminent and only a matter of time
According to the Italian club, Paul Pogba’s return to Juventus from Manchester United is complete and fans await his debut as they consider which one world cup odds of players who could go.
Six years after leaving Manchester United for a world record £89million in August 2016, Paul Pogba is back at Juventus. The French midfielder has signed a four-year contract with his former club.
The midfielder left Manchester United when his contract expired and has since signed a four-year deal with the club.
On Monday, the Serie A outfit agreed to quit the French player and sign him on a four-year deal.
In a press release, Juventus announced: “Paul is back in Turin”. He left as a child and came back as an adult and champion, but one thing remained the same: his desire to add memorable new chapters to the annals of the club. Pogba’s return makes us very happy.
Pogba was due to arrive in Turin on Saturday for a physical and contractual signing. However, since January, the France international has been free to discuss his future with the clubs.
Troubled waters at Old Trafford
From 2012 to 2016, the Frenchman won four consecutive Serie A titles and two Coppa Italia titles in his first four years at the club and is set to shine for France at the 2022 World Cup.
In his first season with the Bianconeri, Pogba played 177 games and won nine major accolades, including four consecutive Serie A championships. After leaving Juventus in 2012, he joined Manchester United in 2016 for £89m .
The Frenchman’s future has been one of the hottest topics in football for months since his second contract at Old Trafford expired.
When his contract with Manchester United expired in 2012, he moved to Juventuswhere he helped the team win four Serie A titles, two Coppa Italia titles and three Supercoppa Italiana titles in four years.
Manchester City have gone to great lengths to acquire Pogba from arch-rivals Manchester United. Pep Guardiola met the midfielder and the club offered him an excellent contract to demonstrate their willingness to sign him.
During the summer transfer window, moves to PSG, Real Madrid and even United’s nemesis Manchester City have been discussed. However, the relocation to Turin is almost complete. Pogba has rejected a move to Premier League champions Manchester City to stay with Juventus.
On Friday, the official Juventus Twitter account released footage of Pogba stepping out of a private plane upon his arrival in Turin. The title of the video was “Incoming…”
Pogba won the League Cup and Europa League with United, but after returning from Italy he struggled in England. He got into a public altercation with ex-manager Jose Mourinho, who signed Pogba as a midfielder. Over two separate spells, the Frenchman has played 233 games and scored 39 goals for Manchester United.
The World Cup champion is set to complete his physical examination this weekend in Italy before it is officially declared that he is traveling from Manchester United to La Vecchia Signora for the second time.
The ride is home
United fans didn’t like Pogba very much. His last two matches, against Norwich City and Liverpool, have drawn ridicule. He will try to lead Juventus to their first Serie A championship since 2020.
ESPN reports that Pogba decided to return to Juventus last month and has now signed a four-year contract to play under manager Massimiliano Allegri as he prepares to represent France at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Pogba all but confirmed on Friday that he was returning to Italy when he posted a video of himself on a private plane and said: “It’s finally time. Yes, the time has come, sir. I will see you soon.
On Friday, the midfielder returned to Turin, welcomed by a large gathering of Juventus supporters delighted to see him again. On Saturday, he completed his physical at the club.
United announced in early June that he would leave when his contract expired. It ended a difficult period at Old Trafford. In 2016, Pogba returned to United from Juventus for a world record £89.3million.
Three championships were won in his first season with Juventus. But he had a fight with Manchester United manager at the time, Jose Mourinho. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and caretaker manager Ralf Rangnick have struggled to get him to play regularly.
In 232 games after joining United from Juventus in 2016 for a club-record £89million, Pogba has scored 39 goals and assisted 51 more. During his second tenure with the club, he won the Europa League and EFL Cup but suffered a poor 2021-22 campaign under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick.
After Acquisition of Angel Di Maria On Friday, Pogba is Bianconeri’s newest marquee acquisition.