Paul Pogba was visiting Monaco on Monday. He was seen at an ice dealer. While he was playing behind the counter, making ice, Manchester United has formalized the most expensive transfer in football history.
It’s finally official. Manchester United announced in a statement released on social networks in the night of Monday to Tuesday, the transfer of Paul Pogba from Juventus to the Mancunian club for five seasons. The cost of this transfer record? 105 million euros, excluding bonuses.
It is a monumental transfer for monies it generates. But from a strictly sporting point of view, Pogba will transfigure the midfielder of Manchester United ultra-offensive on the transfer market this summer. “Paul is one of the best players in the world”, said José Mourinho on the Man United website. “It will have a key role in the team I want to build here in the future (…). He is young and will continue to grow. It has a chance to be at the heart of this club for the next decade.” It is a return through the front door for those who left in 2012. MU free Juve produced a monumental gain after four full seasons of French in Piedmont.