ATK Mohun Bagan sign Paul Pogba’s elder brother

By Piyush


Indian Super League side ATK Mohun Bagan signed centre-back Florentin Pogba, the elder brother of French midfielder Paul.

“It feels exciting to have joined a club as big as ATK Mohun Bagan.”

“It makes me very proud. This legacy of the club is its jersey — I’m looking forward to the day I turn up in gree-and-maroon,” he stated in a statement.

“This is a new challenge for me. It will give me a chance to know the country, new championships and many clubs. It’s huge to me,” he further said.

The Mariners already have Australian A-League star defender Brendan Hamill and with the latest acquisition, it will strengthen their defence before their AFC Cup inter-zonal semi-final in September.

Greeting Florentin as a goalsetter, Ferrando stated, “He is a goal-setting footballer. Who always wants to give the best and tries to prove himself by coming out of the comfort zone.”

“He can create an attack from the defense and give the forwards good passes to score goals.”

Florentin last played for French Ligue 2 club FC Sochaux-Montbeliard where he still had 1-year left in the deal.

Having united in 2020, he played 2 seasons with the Sochaux jersey, playing 62 Ligue 2 games.

Unlike Paul Pogba, who plays for France, Florentin plays for Guinea and has 30 caps for the national side since making his debut as a 19-year-old in 2010.

Born in Guniea, Florentin was brought up in France and started his professional career in 2010 with CS Sedan where he played 45 games across 2 seasons.

“I wish you all the best at your new club ATK Mohun Bagan FC,” Paul Pogba cited on his Instagram story.


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