Manchester United formalized his departure on June 1, putting an end to six mixed years at the club where he arrived as a superstar in 2016 before experiencing injuries and disappointments, despite winning the 2017 Europa League. Monday July 11, Juventus Turin have announced the return of Paul Pogba.

“Paul is back in Turin, he left when he was young, he came back having become an extraordinary man and player,” Juve wrote in a statement, without specifying the duration of the contract. The French international, world champion in 2018, had already played for Juve between 2012 and 2016.

Paul Pogba, who was present on Sunday when the Turin players resumed collective training, chose to return to a known setting where he had triumphed in the past, with in particular four Italian champion titles and a League final. champions in 2015.

For the Frenchman as for Juve, the objective is to regain some of this lost luster. Because the “Old Lady”, after a record nine consecutive scudetti (2012 to 2020) has been ejected from the top 3 in Italy for the past two seasons and unable to reach the quarter-finals of the C1 since 2019.

Impatiently awaited by coach Massimiliano Allegri, in search of character in his team, Paul Pogba finds there the opportunity to bounce back a few months before the World Cup in Qatar (from November 21 to December 18), after a complicated season in Manchester.

The only doubt is Pogba’s state of form, not spared by injuries in recent seasons, while Juve has suffered precisely this season from many physical glitches from its executives.