£89m Pogba – the most expensive football player ever

France international midfielder Paul Pogba now holds the record of being the most expensive football player in a single transfer after the 23-year-old completed his move from Juventus to Manchester United a with reported fee of £89 million, surpassing the previous record of Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale, who moved from Tottenham Hotspur for a reported £85 million.

Pogba is the third Frenchman to hold this record, with Jean Pierre-Papin being the first ever £10 million player in 1992, and Zinedine Zidane leaving Juve for Real Madrid for £46 million in 2001.

The move marks Pogba’s second spell with the Red Devils, having joined the English Premier League side’s youth academy in 2009, before departing for The Old Lady in 2012 at the end of his contract on a ‘Bosman’ free transfer.

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