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Marotta: Pogba to United was the best deal of my career

Juventus’ CEO, Giuseppe Marotta, revealed that the transfer of Paul Pogba from his team to Manchester United is the best piece of business in his career.

Last summer, Manchester United paid a then world record fee of €105m for the transfer of Paul Pogba, who was returning to Old Trafford after having left for free four years earlier. With the money received from the transfer of Paul Pogba, Juventus then brought Gonzalo Higuain to the club from Napoli.

Giuseppe Marotta spoke to Il Giornale recently about the two biggest deals in the history of Juventus.  Speaking about the transfer of Higuain, Marrota said: “You can not do such a deal every year. Higuain had created an opportunity to leave Naples at an opportune moment in which we decided to make that investment. But you can not think of doing it every year. That transfer was closed before Paul’s move to United was finalized, which was predictable and of course facilitated the Pipita deal.”

Asked about the best deals conducted during his career in football, Juventus’ CEO recalled: “Casiraghi signing for Juventus was the sign of progress. Signing Cassano from Real was special: it was pure emotion because it was about recovering a talent.”

However, there was only one deal to top all of the others for the Old Lady’s transfer guru: “The Pogba deal to Manchester United: my biggest personal achievement”, Marrota said.