Paul Pogba is eyeing a glory-laden future after opting to return to Manchester United despite interest from Real Madrid.
Months of speculation, negotiations and deliberation bore fruit in the early hours of Tuesday morning as the open secret of the 23-year-old’s United return was made official.
Four years on from departing Old Trafford without making a first-team start, Pogba signed a five-year contract with the option of a sixth season after United agreed to pay £89million.
Juventus revealed the deal could increase by a further five million euros (£4.25million) depending on targets being met at a club the midfielder plumped for ahead of Champions League holders Real.
However, re-joining the club he left in 2012 proved more alluring – even though United are readying themselves for Europa League action – given Pogba’s desire to get to the top individually and collectively.
“I want to win the league for the first time with United, because I hadn’t won the league when I left,” he told MUTV.
“The Champions League of course. And, personally, one of my dreams is to win the Ballon d’Or.
“That will come with time, hopefully, but first I want to win the Premier League, which I have never done.”
Thanks @juventusfc and all Juventini. Goodbye means nothing, it is the time we spent together that matters 🙏🏾❤
— Paul Pogba (@paulpogba) August 8, 2016