World’s most expensive footballer performs Umrah

23rd Jun 2017
World’s most expensive footballer performs Umrah

(Photo: @paulpogba/Instagram)

Elham Asaad Buaras

The world’s most expensive footballer Paul Labile Pogba shared a photograph of himself performing Umrah pilgrimage in Makkah as he marks the start of Ramadan.

French international Paul Pogba shared an Instagram picture of himself in Makkah on May 28. He posted a photo of himself standing in front of the Ka’ba, a black cube towards which Muslims turn for their five daily prayers.

“Most beautiful thing I’ve seen in my life,” wrote Pogba, shown wearing the white cloth of Muslims performing Umrah, the lesser pilgrimage which is popular during Ramadan.

Pogba, 24, also wished his followers a happy Ramadan on his Twitter account, “Ramadan Kareem bon Ramadan #makkah #blessed”, he wrote.

The 24-year-old became the most expensive footballer in history last summer after Manchester United paid Juventus a reported £89m ($114m) fee.

On May 24 he lifted the Europa League Cup after Manchester United beat Ajax in the final in Stockholm.

Following the end of the season, he shared a short video of himself with a suitcase, saying he was “en route” for his prayers. He is attending umrah, a non-mandatory Muslim pilgrimage.

Pogba is reported to have visited Makkah at least once before when he performed the Hajj.

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