Former Manchester United playmaker Paul Pogba is set to make a return to Italian top side Juventus on a free transfer. The France international left Manchester United after his contract expired last month. It is understood the 29-year-old will have a medical at the weekend before completing the move. Paul Pogba joined United from the Italian side in 2016 for a then-world-record fee of 89m.
Juventus set to Sign Paul Pogba
Manchester United and Pogba failed to agree on a new contract and the club confirmed at the start of June that he would leave as a free agent this summer. It is anticipated the midfielder will begin training with Juventus next week before their trip to the United States, where they will face Barcelona and Real Madrid on 27 and 30 July respectively. They had been Italian champions for the preceding nine seasons, with the French star playing a key role in their title wins from 2012-13 to 2015-16.
During his spell with the Italian side, he scored 34 goals in 178 games before moving to United in 2012. During his first season back at Old Trafford, helped United win the EFL Cup and Europa League, Carabao Cup and Community Shield.
Pogba scored 39 goals in 233 appearances across his two seasons with Manchester United. His last home appearance against Norwich City in April saw him jeered by his supporters as he was substituted. He expressed gratitude for the “unconditional support from the fans” in a message on social media following the club’s announcement that he was leaving.