Paul Pogba has arrived in Turin to complete his transfer to Juventus.
The Frenchman played for Juve from 2012-2016.
He made 178 appearances during his first spell, scoring 34 times and helping the club to eight trophies.
Pogba has decided to re-join the club on a free transfer after his contract with Manchester United expired.
Juventus posted a video of Pogba arriving in Turin on Friday afternoon.
He said: “Well, I am back, I’m here, I’m very, very happy. I can’t wait to get started and wear this Juventus jersey again. “
🗣 “𝘐 𝘤𝘢𝘯’𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘪𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘸𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘫𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘦𝘺. You! ” 😃 pic.twitter.com/5s2HSDy3eO
– JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) July 8, 2022
Pogba has taken a massive pay-cut to re-join the Italian giants.
Pogba was earning £ 290,000-per-week at Man United, per Spotrac.
Sport Italia correspondent Tancredi Palmeri claims he will earn € 7.5m-per-year at Juve, which works out to around £ 122k-per-week.
That makes him the joint-fourth highest-paid player in Serie A. View the top 10, per Palmeri, below…
= 10. Marcelo Brozović Inter Milan | € 6m-per-year
= 10. Kalidou Koulibaly | Napoli | € 6m-per-year
9. Lautero Martinez | Inter Milan | € 6.2m-per-year
8. Aaron Ramsey | Juventus | € 6.9m-per-year
= 6. Angel Di Maria | Juventus | € 7m-per-year
= 6. Dusan Vlahovic | Juventus | € 7m-per-year
= 4. Paul Pogba | Juventus | € 7.5m-per-year
= 4. Romelu Lukaku | Inter Milan | € 7.5m-per-year
3. Adrien Rabiot | Juventus | € 9m-per-year
2. Alexis Sanchez | Inter Milan | € 10m-per-year
1. Matthijs de Ligt | Juventus | € 12m-per-year
Pogba is now the joint-fourth highest-paid player in Serie A, alongside Lukaku.
The league’s best-paid player is De Ligt. He may not be much longer, though, with Bayern Munich and Chelsea among the clubs he has been linked to this summer.
Sanchez is still earning a hefty amount despite being past his prime, while Rabiot has not justified his pay-packet.
Di Maria signed for Juventus on Friday and has also entered the top 10, earning marginally less than Pogba.
The list is dominated by Juventus and Inter players. Napoli’s Koulibaly is the only player not from those sides to feature.
AC Milan won the Scudetto last season but not one of their players features in the top 10. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the most notable omission. Corriere dello Sport, per Marca, report he will earn ‘just’ $ 2m for the 2022/23 season.
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