ATK Mohun Bagan

ATK Mohun Bagan sign Florentin Pogba as brother Paul sends his congratulations

Mudeet Arora
Florentin Pogba is a Mariner
Florentin Pogba is a Mariner / Kevin C. Cox/GettyImages

Indian Super League giants ATK Mohun Bagan have signed Florentin Pogba from FC Sochaux-Montbeliard ahead of the upcoming 2022-23 season.

After the French club released a statement over the transfer last night, ISL club ATK Mohun Bagan, today, confirmed the move.

FC Sochaux-Montbeliard's statement read, "Florentin Pogba leaves Sochaux-Montbeliard. One year from the end of his contract, the Guinean International wanted to discover a new championship and was transferred to ATK Mohun Bagan FC, which plays in the Indian championship."

“Florentin Pogba arrived at the Club in the summer of 2020. He played for two seasons with the Sochaux jersey, playing 62 Ligue 2 BKT matches. The FCSM wishes the best to its now former central defender who will turn 32 in a few weeks,” the statement concluded.

On joining ATK Mohun Bagan, Florentin said, "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. 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."

Florentin's brother Paul left Manchester United for free, yet again, this summer and is closing in on a return to his former club Juventus.

Paul Pogba even wished his brother on sealing a move to ATK Mohun Bagan.

The third Pogba brother, Mathias, meanwhile, played for a fourth division French club Belfort in the 2021-22 season and is reportedly still looking for a club for the upcoming campaign.