Paul Pogba is handed the iconic No 10 Juventus shirt worn by past legends Roberto Baggio and Alessandro Del Piero… as fans flock to get their first glimpse of the former Manchester United midfielder on his Turin homecoming
- Paul Pogba will wear the famous Juventus No.10 shirt after finalising his return
- Pogba will don the shirt once worn by Alessandro Del Piero and Roberto Baggio
- Midfielder was warmly received by Juventus fans as he arrived for his medical
Paul Pogba has been handed the iconic number 10 shirt following his return to Juventus from Manchester United.
The World Cup winner put pen to paper on a four-year deal with the Old Lady after his departure in 2016.
Pogba’s contract expired at Manchester United last week after a difficult second spell at Old Trafford and despite links with Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain, he opted for a return to Turin.
Paul Pogba is back in the black and white stripes of Juventus after leaving Manchester United
Pogba has been given the legendary number 10 shirt as worn by some of the club’s past stars
During his first spell at Juventus, Pogba donned the number six shirt for three seasons before taking the number 10 in his final campaign.
Following the recent exit of Paulo Dybala, the Frenchman will once again wear the illustrious number 10 as once worn by club legends such as Roberto Baggio and Alessandro Del Piero.
The legendary Baggio tallied 115 goals in 200 games for Juventus helping win the UEFA Cup in 1993 and a Serie A and Coppa Italia double in 1995.
Del Piero spent 19 years in Turin scoring 289 goals in 702 games, picking up six Serie A titles and the Champions League in 1996.
Roberto Baggio wore the number 10 shirt during a successful five-year stint at the club
Alessandro Del Piero spent almost his entire career at Juventus scoring 289 goals in 702 games
It remains to be seen whether the weight of the legendary jersey will bring out the best in the former Manchester United star who endured a topsy-turvy end to his injury-ravaged time in Manchester.
Jose Mourinho brought the midfielder back to Old Trafford for £89million, six years ago, and despite much optimism around his return, things quickly began to deteriorate culminating in public fallouts with the Portuguese manager.
Pogba was also involved in various spats with United supporters who were unhappy with his on-pitch efforts for the club when compared with his displays with the French national team.
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Paul Pogba was given a fantastic reception as he arrived for his medical ahead of the transfer
But the 29-year-old has the opportunity to turn the page in Turin where his stock remains high from his first spell where he scored 34 goals and assisted 40 in 177 appearances across all competitions.
If Pogba was anxious as to how he would be received in Turin, he need not have worried as fans flocked to the club’s headquarters to witness his return.
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