New Delhi: Putting end to speculations about a record transfer deal, English football club Manchester United finally signed Juventus midfielder and lethal long-shot maestro Paul Pogba for a record £89.3 million ($116.4 million).
Though this is not the first time Paul Pogba has been called to play for the men in red at Old Trafford, it was his superb stint in Juventus – winning Serie A foutimes and Coppa Italia twice – which garnered an extremely impressionable reputation for the French midfielder.
This staggering fee is the highest transfer fee ever recorded in football history, followed by the transfer of Real Madrid's Gareth Bale (£85 million). The fee will payable over the next two years and is likely to increase by at least £4 million if certain conditions are met.
Pogba's relentless dribbling spells on the field and his penchant for connecting long shots inside the post have resulted in the player being regarded as one of the best emerging football players in the market.
"I am delighted to rejoin United," Pogba told United's official website. "It has always been a club with a special place in my heart and I am really looking forward to working with Jose Mourinho. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Juventus and have some fantastic memories of a great club with players that I count as friends.
"But I feel the time is right to go back to Old Trafford. I always enjoyed playing in front of the fans and can't wait to make my contribution to the team. This is the right club for me to achieve everything I hope to in the game."
Mino Raiola, Paul Pogba's long-time agent, will be cashing in 20 million pounds from the deal.
Pogba was not only in the site of Manchester United. Earlier this month, Spanish club Real Madrid had attempted to beat Manchester United to the deal.
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Alongside Pogba, Manchester United signed another huge deal when they acquired Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Paul joins on a five-year contract, with the option to extend for a further year.