Manchester United sign Paul Pogba for a world record fee - Twitter reacts
After one of the longest ever transfer sagas, Manchester United have completed the signing of Paul Pogba from Juventus, for what is believed to be a world record fee in the region of £90 million to £100 million.
The 23 year old will now return to Old Trafford, where he previously spent three years coming through the youth ranks and on the fringes of the first team, before he was sold to the Italian club for a fee of £800,000.
Now respected as one of the world’s most exciting central midfielders, Pogba reached the Euro 2016 final with his country this summer and the Champions League final last year, alongside four Serie A titles, two Italian Cups and two Italian Super Cups in his four year spell in Turin, where he made 178 games, scoring 34 goals and assisting 43 others in the process.
Now, he looks set to become the heartbeat of Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United side as they hope to relaunch a title challenge for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013, following the failed spells of David Moyes and Louis Van Gaal which returned just one FA Cup trophy.
The Red Devils have spent big this summer, not only on Pogba, but also on Eric Bailly, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and will expect an immediate return on the investments made by the club to strengthen their weakest areas.
There is also a touch of embarrassment though, having sold the player just four years ago, and now re-purchasing him at well over 100 times the price. United fans will not be bothered by that, and are excited to see one of the best players in world football, who was also reportedly chased by the likes of Real Madrid, and that is a common sentiment for all Premier League fans.
For such a substantial fee and after such a long and drawn out transfer, the reaction was always bound to be huge. Here is how Twitter reacted to the news:
The Frenchman kept his cryptic posts up right until the deal was confirmed…
When too many people talk nobody understands 🤐 talk very soon
— Paul Pogba (@paulpogba) August 7, 2016
And he’s happy to be back…
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 9, 2016
Some predicted the cringey hashtag used by United to welcome back their ex-player…
United will use some cringey # like #pogback
— nemo (@NPDMk) July 28, 2016
#POGBACK Eh? Paul O'Grady is back? From where? And did he have a nice time?
— Ian Hyland (@HylandIan) August 7, 2016
United fans were delighted…
— Hayles (@Hayles_101) August 9, 2016
— Augie Erbe (@the_auginator19) August 7, 2016
Other fans were shocked by the fee…
"Let's celebrate selling a player for 800k and buying him back several years later for 110 million" #Pogback
— Lee (@LeeMeiklem) August 7, 2016
PAID £100M FOR A DABBING MOUSSA SISSOKO!
— Freddie (@FreddiePye_) August 8, 2016
Rio Ferdinand: "If Pogba’s not getting 40 goals a season like a Ronaldo/Suarez/Messi/Bale, he can’t be worth that." pic.twitter.com/5nMBzAZ5rx
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) August 7, 2016
With many labelling him overrated…
But most were just glad to see all the speculation had come to an end…
Now Pogba give me back my summer
— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) August 7, 2016
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) August 7, 2016
Featured Image: All rights reserved by Football DirectNews.
You may also like…
- Spurs ace Son Heung-min sends six-word message after Erik Lamela news
- ‘Massive’: Rio Ferdinand thinks Newcastle have made a truly ‘huge move’
- Everton told to approach 51-year-old Klopp called one of the ‘most exciting’ managers in football
- Report: Title-challenger eye move for ‘seriously good’ Tottenham youngster