Manchester United’s new world-record signing Paul Pogba has admitted his frustrations at the long transfer saga linking him with his move to Old Trafford from Juventus.
Pogba’s £89m move was announced in the early hours of this morning, but that wasn’t before weeks of frustrating rumours about his move.
The Frenchman took to Twitter in order to say goodbye to Juventus and thank them for their support, writing:
“Thanks @juventusfc and all Juventini. Goodbye means nothing, it is the time we spent together that matters.”
But that was after the 23-year-old left a series of Instagram posts where he explained his frustrations of the saga, and that he believes it was his “destiny” to return to Manchester United.
He said: “Leaving Manchester when I was 18 was a mutual decision between the club and me and the right thing to do at that moment. Now it’s time to go back and forward, Old Trafford here I come! My deepest respect to the clubs who considered having me. Gracias, merci!”
“Juventus will always be a part of me and I will always miss, love and be grateful to the club, the team and especially the supporters. I hope you can respect my decision. The most beautiful part of friendship is to understand and be understood. It is difficult to explain so much in a few lines but I made a decision guided by my heart and nothing else.”
“This transfer took so long because it was a huge decision and involved lots of thinking and work. The wait was as annoying to me as it was to you. To all supporters who wrote on my pages about transfer rumours, I have read you all and thank you for the passionate messages. My apologies for not responding before, by law I could not talk.”
[Quotes sourced via Sky Sports]
It’s a nice touch from Pogba in both instances, who clearly respects both past and present clubs.