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Paul Pogba -- the most expensive player in history

Updated 6:33 AM ET, Wed June 21, 2017
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Meet Paul Pogba, the most expensive player in history. Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
The Frenchman, 24, signed for English Premier League side Manchester United in August 2016 for $120 million. Michael Steele/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
In his first season with United, he scored five Premier League goals and helped the club win three trophies -- the Europa League, the League Cup and Charity Shield. Julian Finney/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
He started his career at French side Le Havre and immediately caught the eye. When he played for France Under-16s he was already attracting attention from elsewhere. Getty Images/Bongarts/Bongarts/Getty Images for DFB
In 2009, Pogba left home to join Manchester United for his first stint in England. A drawn-out legal battle preceded the transfer, but the then teenager was finally allowed to move to Old Trafford. Johannes Simon/Bongarts/Bongarts/Getty Images
Pogba joined the youth ranks at United, where he began to earn a reputation as one of the club's most promising players. Michael Regan/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
But the Frenchman made just seven first-team appearances for United during his first spell at Old Trafford and refused to sign a new contract. He left for Juventus in 2012 with United receiving around $1m in compensation. Michael Regan/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
At Juventus, Pogba helped the club win four consecutive league titles and was part of the team which reached the Champions League final in 2015. Marco Luzzani/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
During his time in Turin, the central midfielder became a world star and also became accustomed to collecting medals, winning the Italian Cup and Super Cup twice with Juve. Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
He helped France reach the final of Euro 2016, but was unable to lead his team to victory on home turf. Eder's extra-time strike won it for Portugal, leaving Pogba and his teammates heartbroken, but a move to Manchester soon beckoned. PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/AFP/Getty Images