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Paul Pogba goes back to former club

Christopher Nkunku signs contract extension with RB Leipzig through to 2026
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The Telegraph   |   Turin   |   Published 24.06.22, 12:29 AM

Paul Pogba is returning to Serie A club Juventus from Manchester United on a free transfer. The deal will be signed at the beginning of July. Juventus sold him for 100 million euros six year back and the France World Cup winner will be back for free.

A move back to Juve, with whom he enjoyed great success before returning to Old Trafford in 2016, has always been Pogba’s preference, with fellow suitors Paris Saint-Germain failing to convince him to head home.

Bundesliga Player of the Season Christopher Nkunku signed a contract extension with RB Leipzig through to 2026 on Thursday, ending months of speculation about a possible departure.

The versatile France attacking midfielder scored 20 league goals and set up 13 in 34 league matches in his most prolific season since joining in 2019, while also lifting the German Cup in May.

His superb form made him a hot transfer target for several top European clubs with his future unclear prior to Thursday's contract extension.

“I am pleased to continue wearing the RB Leipzig shirt,” the 24-year-old said. “After our great achievement in winning the German Cup, it remained clear that my story here isn’t over yet. RB Leipzig have made a name for themselves on the international stage in recent years and have shown time and again that we can compete for titles.”

(Written with inputs from Reuters)



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