Kolkata: ATK Mohun Bagan, one of the most accomplished sides in the Indian Super League, on Saturday hired centre-back Florentin Pogba. He is the elder brother of none other than Paul Pogba, the French midfielder who played a decisive role for France in winning the 2018 Football World Cup in Russia.
Florentin Pogba said, “I am excited and feeling proud to join a club as big as ATK Mohun”. He went on to say that he is looking forward to wearing the green-and-maroon jersey and performing in front of a large crowd.
It will be a new challenge for me to get to know the country and several clubs as well. It is a huge advantage for me. He said.
Florentin Pogba inked a two-year deal with the Indian club. Earlier, he was engaged to French Ligue 2 club FC Sochaux-Montbeliard, where he has one year left.
Pogba was born in Guinea and brought up in France. He learnt most of his football skills in France and started his professional career with CS Sedan in Ligue 2 in 2010.
He appeared for two seasons for the club and played 45 matches during his stay, then he transferred to AS Saint-Etienne in 2012 before making his Ligue 1 debut the next year.
Florentin is not as skillful as his brother Paul. He kicked started his international career for his native country, Guinea, in 2010 with a match against Mali. He was just 19 years old at the time.
On Instagram, Paul Pogba wishes his brother as well. “I wish you all the best at your new club, ATK Mohun Bagan FC,”