Paul Pogba has agreed to join Juventus, according to 90min, and has signed a four-year contract with the club.
After failing to reach an agreement on terms for a new contract at Old Trafford, the French midfielder is expected to leave Manchester United this summer as a free agent for the second time in his football career.
Pogba is about to begin a second stint at Juventus where he had the best of his football career between 2012 and 2016. The 2018 FIFA World Cup winner has reportedly reached an agreement with the Allianz Stadium to sign a contract which could last for four years.
Paul Pogba decided to return to Juventus despite receiving offers from both Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain. The reason for this is that Pogba’s family has a strong affinity for the city of Turin.
On the footballing side of things, Pogba was excited about Juventus’ proposition to construct a competitive team around him, as well as the possibility to work with highly regarded manager Max Allegri again.
The midfielder is widely considered to have had the two best club seasons of his career between the years of 2014 and 2016 while playing for Allegri. During that time, he won two league and cup doubles, advanced to the final of the UEFA Champions League, and was selected for the FIFPro World XI.
Pogba’s time at Manchester United was filled with ups and downs after he left Juventus. The midfielder undoubtedly had his moments, most notably a performance that won the game against Manchester City and a victory in the Europa League under the management of Jose Mourinho, but in the end, the £89 million transfer did not have the impact that was intended at the club.
Pogba shed light on his contract negotiations with Manchester United before he departed from the club in his new documentary titled “Pogmentary,” which is available on Amazon Prime.
“My thought process is to show Manchester that they made a mistake in waiting to give me a contract…and to show other clubs that Manchester had made a mistake in not offering me a contract,” he said.
“I told them, ‘If you want him to stay, don’t make that offer’. I will make them understand that if they really want you to stay and they want to build a project around you, this time they have to act differently and put the money on the table.”
Pogba would go on to remark that the contract offers that Manchester United made to him were ‘bluffs,’ stating that he did not understand “how you can tell a player you totally want him then offer him nothing.” Never even heard of it.”