Supporters rejoiced at the prospect of the ‘Pogback’, symbolizing a return to a glorious era for Juventus.
Memories of the team’s dominance, with four consecutive domestic titles and two Champions League finals in 2015 and 2017, were reignited.
Pogba, alongside Andrea Pirlo, Claudio Marchisio, and Arturo Vidal, formed an exceptional midfield lineup that dazzled in the first final.
The following day, fans flocked to the medical center to welcome Pogba and the newly arrived Angel di Maria, 34 years old.
It seemed that the restoration of former glory was within reach. Manager Massimiliano Allegri and midfielder Pogba were expected to guide the club back to European success, a feat even Cristiano Ronaldo had been unable to achieve.
Despite skeptics claiming that players of such stature and age were only using Juventus as a stepping stone before the World Cup in Qatar, the atmosphere in Turin was filled with optimism.
President Andrea Agnelli remained at the helm. Juventus were ready to reclaim their dominance after narrowly missing out on consecutive Serie A titles to the Milan clubs, and the fans yearned for more silverware.
However, fast forward 12 months, and the lofty ambitions of that summer day have all but vanished.