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Paul Labile Pogba (born 15 March 1993) is a French football player of Guinean origin, a central midfielder of the Premier League club Manchester United and the French national team. He is considered the most expensive player of all time because his net worth was € 105 million.
In January 2014, Pogba was included by The Guardian in the top ten most promising young footballers in Europe. In January 2016, Pogba was placed in the symbolic "team of the year" according to the UEFA version, and he is included in the 2015 FIFPro team after helping Juventus to win the championship, the Italian Cup and reach the final of the UEFA Champions League.
Paul Pogba biography and early life
Pogba was born in a commune in Lagny-sur-Marne, in the eastern suburbs of Paris. The parents of the famous football player are from Guinea. Also, Paul has two older twin brothers. By the way, they are also soccer players. The eldest of them, Florentin, plays for the French "Saint-Etienne," and the middle-brother, Mathias, is a player of "Sparta" from Rotterdam.
Paul started his football career at six years old. At that time he played in the school of the club "Roissy-en-Brie," which was a couple of miles from his hometown.
Paul Pogba career
Later scouts of the Le Havre Club noticed a promising football player, and in 2007 Pogba moved to this club. He displayed great potential in football and his performances for the youth teams of "Le Havre" attracted the attention of the leading teams in Europe. It were the English "Arsenal" and "Liverpool," as well as the Italian club "Juventus."
On October 6, 2009, the transfer of Pogba to Manchester United was agreed upon officially. For the first time, Paul played for United in the match of the youth team (under 18 years) against Kru Alexander. On July 27, 2012, Paul had medical check-ups at Juventus, and on August 3 Pogba has signed with Juventus for four-year.
August 7, 2016, official website of Manchester United reported that Paul Pogba received permission to undergo a medical examination at the club to complete his transfer from Juventus.Two days later it was announced that Pogba had signed a five-year contract with Manchester United. The amount of Paul Pogba’s transfer was 105 million euros (89 million pounds sterling), which is a world record.
Paul Pogba international career
On the world stage, Pogba represented the French national team at all levels, from the French national team to 16 years old and the national team to 20 years. In 2012, he acted as captain of the junior national team under the age of 19 at the European Championships and finished third in the tournament (2 goals in 4 games).