Paul Pogba says re-signing for Manchester United is like coming home from holiday after completing his world-record £89million move.
Pogba, 23, has signed a five-year contract with the option of a sixth season after United agreed a deal with Juventus which believed to be worth 105million euros (B£89million).
That figure beats the estimated B£85million that Real Madrid paid Tottenham for Gareth Bale in 2013 in the previous world-record transfer. United did not confirm the fee paid when announcing the deal.
Pogba left United four years ago for a nominal fee, and went on to win four Serie A titles and the Coppa Italia twice while his reputation grew – persuading Jose Mourinho to pay a colossal sum to bring him back to Old Trafford.
The media will have to wait to speak to the 23-year-old but United’s in-house television station MUTV asked him about his decision to return and plans for the future.
“There’s no words, to be honest, there’s no words,” he told MUTV. “I just came back to Carrington. It was like I’d just came back home. I just went for a holiday, looks like I went for a holiday. I’ve come back home, I’m happy and I see everyone, the same persons. It’s just a great feeling, to be honest.”
I suppose it’s a funny question after what you’ve just said but why are you back here at United? What made you come back?
“I think it’s destiny, I would say it’s destiny. First my mum told me I would come back here and I told her, ‘You never know, we’ll see’. For myself as well it’s a big challenge too, just to come back to where I came from, where I grew up, where I started. I just didn’t finish what I started here so I think I came here to finish it.”