English giants Manchester United have completed the world-record £100 million signing of Paul Pogba. Arguably the world’s most in-demand midfield talent, Pogba arrives from Juventus, rejoining the club that he left for next to nothing in 2012.According to UK’s Daily Mail, Pogba, 23, is expected to wear the No 6 shirt and has signed a bumper £290,000-per-week, five-year contract to work under Jose Mourinho. There is also the option to extend for a further year.
The deal to bring him to Old Trafford will reach £100m once add-ons and agents’ fees are taken into account.
Paul Labile Pogba was born to his Guinean parents in France, Yeo Moriba Pogba (mother) and Fassou Antoine Pogba (father) on March 15, 1993. He plays for the French national team, although his two elder twin brothers Florentin and Mathias who were born in Guinea unlike him, play for Guinean national side Syli Nationale.
Pogba, who combines physical strength with outstanding technique, scored eight goals and contributed 12 assists in Juve’s title-winning campaign last season. He has won four Serie A trophies in as many seasons with the Turin club.
The current world record transfer fee is the 100 million euros Real Madrid paid to sign Wales forward Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013.
Admitting having a ‘stupid’ ambition to win every game in the season, Mourinho added: “We are not a super team, we are just a team with a super desire to work. It’s different from being a super team, we are not a super team.”