Sunday August 7th, 2016

Juventus has granted midfielder Paul Pogba permission to have a medical with Manchester United, the club announced Sunday.

In a brief statement using the hashtag #Pogback, United confirmed the French midfielder’s long-rumored move is nearing completion.

Reports point to Pogba’s transfer involving a world-record transfer fee in the neighborhood of $130 million, bringing him back to United after four years with Juventus. Pogba, 23, was a key member of Juventus’s four Serie A titles in that time, and became a fixture in the French national team. He scored eight goals in 35 Serie A matches last season.

Pogba played for United as a teenager from 2009–2012 after signing from French club Le Havre, starting with the youth academy and eventually making his senior debut. Pogba then left for Juventus on a free transfer in the summer of 2012.

Real Madrid also showed interest in Pogba. He is set to become Jose Mourinho’s fourth addition to the team, joining Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.


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