Manchester United have announced that French midfielder Paul Pogba will leave the club this summer upon the expiration of his contract.
The 29 year-old will be leaving the Old Trafford outfit for a second time, ten years after first quitting the club to join Serie A giants Juventus, before returning in a then world-record fee of £89 million pounds in 2016, which still remains a club-record sum paid for a player by the Red Devils.
A club statement read: “It was a low-key end to a United career that had brought so many individual high moments, so many beautiful goals, assists and pieces of skill. But for a boy that joined the Academy at 16 to make over 200 United appearances and lift the Youth Cup, along with two major pieces of silverware – not to mention the World Cup at international level – is something that should be applauded and celebrated.
“Everyone at the club would like to congratulate Paul on his successful career, and thank him for his contributions to Manchester United. We wish him all the best for the next steps on a remarkable journey.”
Pogba’s last match for United was the humiliating 4-0 defeat to Liverpool in April, where he came off with a calf injury.
Pogba who first joined the Manchester United Academy aged 16 from French outfit Le Havre, made well over 200 appearances for the club and won the Carabao Cup and the UEFA Europa League during his second stint at Old Trafford.