JUVENTUS have confirmed the return of Paul Pogba, six years after he left for Manchester United.
The 28-year-old Frenchman has re-signed for the Serie A giants on a free transfer in a deal which will see him contracted to the club until 2026.
But he has taken a significant pay cut in order to return to Juve.
He was previously on £290,000 per week at Man Utd, but will now earn just £130,000 a week in Italy.
He left Old Trafford at the end of last season following an indifferent second spell with the Red Devils.
He previously spent four seasons with Juventus between 2012 and 2016 – winning the Serie A title in each of those campaigns.
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And after The Old Lady acquired him on a free 10 years ago, they then sold him back to United for £89million.
Now, having broken their club record fee to re-sign him, Red Devils supporters have been forced to watch him join Juventus for free once more.
According to Fabrizio Romano, the deal is worth around £6.7m net plus add-ons – with the commission also coming to a further £2.1m.
A statement from Juventus read: "When we say goodbye, after a wonderful adventure lived together, in a corner of the heart there is always a little hope of seeing each other again, sooner or later.
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"With Paul it was just like that. In 2016 our paths separated after 4 incredible years.
"Years in which that talented young French boy of less than 20 years made his debut in the First Team, and after less than a month he scored his first goal.
"Years in which we had learned to hold our breath every time we saw him load the shot from outside: we knew how it could end, and often ended in a roar of joy.
"Years in which Pogba became a crazy champion, winning a lot in the black and white jersey, touching the Champions League in 2015, providing 12 assists only in his last season in Turin, leaving with a loot of 34 markings, to which to add the beauty of 32 assists, for a total of 66 goals.."
The statement continued: "Then we said goodbye, and in the meantime he consecrated his talent and his power, also becoming World Champion with France in 2018.
"We said goodbye, but we never really forgot: there is something ancestral in the call of home, that something that in the end, after a thousand adventures, makes you come back.
"Paul is back in Turin, he left as a boy, he returns to be a man and a champion, but there is one thing that has not changed: the desire to write other new unforgettable pages, together.
"We couldn't be happier: Pogba is back with us."
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