Paul Pogba landed in Turin on Friday ahead of the French midfielder’s return as a free agent to Juventus, the Serie A club where he made his name.
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Juventus announced their arrival in Italy on social media in the early evening, posting a video of the 29-year-old getting off the plane that brought him from Miami with the message “Arriving…”.
The 29-year-old nearly announced his comeback on his personal accounts earlier Friday when he posted a video taken on an airplane in which he said “see you soon” in Italian, dressed in black and white Juventus colors. .
World Cup winner Pogba will undergo a medical on Saturday before signing a four-year contract that will earn him a reported eight million euros ($8.12 million) per season plus a potential additional two million euros in bonuses.
He will return to Juventus following the expiration of his contract with Manchester United at the end of last month, marking the end of a largely disappointing six years in England.
Dysfunctional United are further from the top of English football than they were when he joined, having gone nine years without a Premier League title.
The 2017 Europa League and the same season’s League Cup are poor results for Pogba at one of the biggest clubs in the world, especially since they both signed under José Mourinho when he said he was suffering from depression.
Pogba is expected to inherit the number 10 left vacant by Paulo Dybala, who could join Juventus’ fiercest rival Inter Milan after the Argentine striker was sacked by the Turin giants.
Pogba wore the jersey in his last season at Juventus before joining United in 2016 for a then record fee of £89m, joining the roster of iconic playmakers such as Roberto Baggio, Alessandro del Piero , Michele Platini and Liam Brady. Shirt.
He joined Juve from United four years ago as a teenager and has made a huge impression in the agile midfield, where the likes of Andrea Pirlo and Arturo Vidal have played.
Pogba flourished under manager Massimiliano Allegri when he replaced Antonio Conte in 2014 and led a powerful side to the Champions League final the following year, losing to Barcelona.
He won the Serie A title in each of his four seasons with the Old Signora of Italian football, and retained an attachment to Juventus as he was linked several times with a return to the club during his time at United.
Allegri is hopeful Pogba can help Juventus return to their former glory after a difficult campaign left them fourth, about 16 points behind champions AC Milan.
Juventus are also set to finalize the signing of Argentine winger Angel Di Maria after he was released by Paris Saint-Germain.