Thursday 18, August 2022
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Pogba wishes his elder brother well at Mohun Bagan

News Desk: French midfielder Paul Pogba looks to be on his way from Manchester United to Juventus but he isn't the only footballer from his family who will be playing for a new club next season.

Paul's elder brother Florentin Pogba has also found a new club in the form of ATK Mohun Bagan in the Indian Super League.

"I feel proud to become a Mariner. ATK Mohun Bagan is a legacy club with massive fan-following, one of the most prestigious clubs in Asia. I'm keen to play in front of 70,000 fans."

Pogba's former club Sochaux-Montbeliard said in a statement that the defender wanted to "discover" a new challenge. The 31-year-old leaves the Ligue 2 side after two seasons and 62 games.

Florentin, a 31-year-old left-sided centre-half, has played in the United States and Turkey also, apart from his stint in the French League.

Paul Pogba wished his elder brother well, posting on Instagram: "I wish you all the best at your new club ATK Mohun Bagan."

As Paul Pogba wishes his brother Florentin on a new journey, the latter spoke about the challenge he would face in a new league.

"I need to know a lot more about the Indian Super League. But I have heard about Indian football from legendary footballers like Nicolas Anelka and Robert Pires who plied their trade here," Florentin told ATK Mohun Bagan's in-house media after completing his transfer from French club FC Sochaux-Montbeliard.

"I feel proud to become a Mariner. ATK Mohun Bagan is a legacy club with massive fan-following, one of the most prestigious clubs in Asia. I'm keen to play in front of 70,000 fans," he said.

Bagan head coach Juan Ferrando is rebuilding the squad, with an eye to the AFC Cup. Before Florentin, the club signed Australian centre-half Brendan Hamill also. Talking about the former, Ferrando said: "Pogba is someone who can build from the back."

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