Paul Pogba is making his long-awaited return to Juventus on a free transfer, as confirmed by Fabrizio Romano.
The Frenchman has long been linked with a move away from Manchester United, and reports suggested that he was set on returning to Turin.
Paul Pogba Re-Signs for Juventus
Paul Pogba to Juventus, confirmed and here we go! Full agreement now completed on a free transfer. Deal to be signed at the beginning of July, it’s done and sealed. 🚨⚪️⚫️ #Juve
Pogba will be in Italy in two weeks. Juve sold him for €100m six years ago – now he’s back for free. pic.twitter.com/YNyyOlmSUE
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 23, 2022
History Repeats Itself, Again
Pogba has made a return to one of his former clubs once before. This time, he’s returning to Juventus where he previously spent four of the most successful years of his career.
The Frenchman moved back to United from Juventus in 2016 for a club-record £90 million. It’s fair to say the last six seasons have been inconsistent for Pogba.
United triggered a one-year extension in Pogba’s contract to keep him at Old Trafford until 2022. They also offered the player a further extension last season with a reported £300,000 per week contract, but he rejected that.
Despite reports that Pogba rejected United’s latest contract offer in the hope of more money, he’ll likely be taking a pay cut to return to Juventus who don’t have the financial firepower of Manchester United.
Paul Pogba’s agent will meet with Juventus tomorrow to complete the negotiations for his comeback. It’s just matter of final details then deal will be signed. ⚪️⚫️🇫🇷 #Juventus
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 22, 2022
With Pogba’s big-money wages off the books, United will hope to invest more money into incomings this summer.
Searching for Success
Paul Pogba enjoyed an extremely successful first term at Juventus, both personally and with the club. He played some of the best football of his career and won a glutton of trophies, including four Serie A titles.
Juventus will also be hoping Pogba can rediscover the form he showed during his first spell at the club. The Bianconeri have missed out on the Serie A title for the last two seasons, with the teams that share the San Siro taking home the Scudetto in 2021-22 (AC Milan) and 2020-21 (Inter Milan).