Jose Mourinho announced the signing of Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Zlatan Ibrahimovic confirmed his own signing, and now Stormzy has announced Paul Pogba’s arrival.
Does the Manchester United marketing team do anything?
The UK rapper uploaded a video of himself on Facebook doing what he does best - spitting bars - in an Adidas video featuring Pogba. Stormzy wears a United shirt that features Pogba’s name on the back.
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The 23-year-old artist has since deleted the video. Although the entire world knows that Pogba is a Manchester United player, the club haven’t actually announced it.
It’s expected that they will do so on Tuesday.
In the world of screen grabs, Stornzy’s video was quickly captured before it was taken down. We’ve managed to get our fingers on it for your entertainment.
Check out Stormzy’s rapping and Pogba’s dancing below.
Announcement expected on Tuesday
Pogba has already been spotted wearing Manchester United clothing - he was snapped, weirdly enough, in the club’s laundry room with three members of staff wearing training gear.
The Frenchman completed a medical on Tuesday afternoon, subject to his incredible £93.2 million move from Juventus.
The saga has perhaps been the longest-running in football history. There were reportedly disputes over the player’s image rights, with United holding out to receive 80 per cent. Holding such a large portion of Pogba’s rights could see the club earn £40m, per The Times. No wonder United have paid nearly £100m to sign him.
For Pogba to have recorded a video with Stormzy, albeit a 48 second one, it’s clear that the deal has been complete for some time.
Which makes all of the will he, won’t he merry-go-round that Pogba and his agent, Mino Raiola, have led us on via social media all the more frustrating.
Just yesterday the France international tweeted: “When too many people talk nobody understands.”
Yeah, you got that right.
Pogba re-joins the Red Devils, four years after leaving Old Trafford after becoming disillusioned following a lack of first-team football under Sir Alex Ferguson.
Juventus, under the management of Antonio Conte, offered Pogba the chance to fulfil his immense potential in Turin. It was an opportunity the talented young Frenchman grasped with both hands.
During his four years in Italy, Pogba won the Serie A title at the end of every season. He also lifted the Coppa Italia twice and helped the Old Lady reach the Champions League final in 2014-15.
Furthermore, he established his status as one of the best players on the planet - not to mention the world’s most sought-after central midfielder.
At United, he’s about to become a global superstar.