Manchester United have announced the signing of Paul Pogba on a five-year deal from Juventus.
The 23-year-old becomes the world's most expensive player, joining for a reported £93.2 million.
In a statement on the club's website, Jose Mourinho has explained just why he was willing to splash the cash on the Frenchman.
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Pogba's arrival at Old Trafford has been in the works for months, although United had to beat out Real Madrid to his signature.
He is Mourinho's fourth signing of the summer, and without a doubt his biggest.
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The 53-year-old admitted that Pogba will be a key part of his plans going forward.
“Paul is one of the best players in the world and will be a key part of the United team I want to build here for the future," Mourinho said in the statement."He is quick, strong, scores goals and reads the game better than many players much older than he is.
"At 23, he has the chance to make that position his own here over many years.
"He is young and will continue to improve; he has the chance to be at the heart of this club for the next decade and beyond.”
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.
Pogba, who scored eight goals and registered 12 assists in 33 Serie A appearances for Juventus last term, will be expected to hit the ground running due to his astronomical transfer fee.
This is the first time United have ever broken the world transfer record and Mourinho could hand the France international his second debut for the Red Devils against Southampton on August 19.
Pogba becomes Mourinho’s fourth signing as United manager following the arrivals of Eric Bailly, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
But there's no guessing who's the biggest.
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