Panaji: ATK Mohun Bagan have completed the signing of the French World Cup winner’s brother Florentin Pogba. paul pogbas,
ATK Mohun Bagan are looking to strengthen their defense this season ahead of the crucial semi-finals of the AFC Cup in September. With Spanish defender Tiri injuring himself during the group stage, signing the central defender was the priority and Florentin ticked all the boxes.
“ATK Mohun Bagan had a lot of profiles (from players’ representatives) and Florentine impressed the most. He has more than just a famous surname. He is at the club purely on merit,” said a source, who has tracked the development.
The brother of former Manchester United and Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, Florentin signed a two-year deal with ATK Mohun Bagan after parting ways with French Ligue 2 club FC Souchaux-Montbéliard, where he still had a year left on his contract.
“Florentin Pogba moved to @atkmohunbaganfc after a year from the end of his contract. FCSM wishes all the best to its now former central defender who will turn 32 in a matter of weeks.
After saying goodbye to FC Souchox on social media, ATK Mohun Bagan may now officially announce the transfer in the next 24 to 48 hours.
Born in Guinea, Florentin was raised in France and began his professional career with CS Sedan in Ligue 2 in 2010.
After making 45 appearances in two seasons for the club, he moved to AS Saint-tienne in 2012, before making his Ligue 1 debut the following year.
With Saint-tienne, he had a long spell and played regularly in the Europa League where he was up against his famous brother Paul Pogba, then with Manchester United.
Florentin made his international debut for Guinea against Mali in 2010 at the age of 19.
His twin brother Mathias is also a footballer and last rowed for ASM Belfort.
Interestingly, Mathias shared the dressing room with Ishaan Pandita during his time at Lorca in 2020, before the young India striker returned home to join FC Goa.