Pogba 'honoured' to join Juventus

Pogba 'honoured' to join Juventus
By Eurosport

04/08/2012 at 19:27Updated 04/08/2012 at 20:59

Paul Pogba said it is an "honour" to sign for Juventus after the Bianconeri put the finishing touches to his Bosman move from Manchester United.

The French midfielder, 19, turned down a contract offer from the Reds, who revealed last month that he had agreed to join the Italian champions.

While the move was done and dusted in July, the former Le Havre trainee had not formally completed the move until he featured in their 1-1 friendly draw with Benfica this week.

"I am very happy to be here, it is a real honour," he told Juventus' official website.

"I have been told that there is a very good standard of play and the fans support their favourites.

"I hope they take me and support me in the same way."

Pogba was criticised by United for engineering the free transfer move, although he was signed by the club in similar circumstances in 2009.