Paul Pogba’s future at Manchester United might be up in the air, but his brother Mathias has just secured himself a deal at another club.
The 28 year old Guinea international striker Mathias Pogba has joined French third tier side Tours.
He is coming off an achilles tendon injury, and just five weeks ago he was denied a deal at German club KFC Uerdingen for being overweight.
He’s back in action now though, after 18 months on the sidelines.
‘I chose Tours FC, because on the different interviews I had with all the interested clubs, only the leaders of Tours understood me and convinced me to join their project,’ Pogba said in an interview with the club’s website.
‘Since February, and my injury, I train hard, to return to the best of my form, and it paid off because the doctors are very confident. The rehabilitation was long and difficult, but I never gave up to return to the best level.
‘My main goals in joining Tours FC are to get back to the field, to have fun, but also to help FC Tours and my team-mates to find league 2. I feel physically and mentally 100% and I thank Mr. Ettori, Mr. Torcha and Mr. Lobello for their confidence.’
Tours were relegated from the second tier of French competition last year, and they’ll be hoping to get back up with the help of Pogba this season.
It hasn’t been going to plan so far, as the club has just two wins from eight matches, and find themselves in ninth place in the table.
Mathias Pogba had been team-hopping for a number of years prior to his injury to try and find a place.
He spent time at Wrexham, Crewe Alexandra, and Crawley Town, as well as a year at Partick Thistle. Most recently he was at Sparta Rotterdam. Pogba has also played five times for the Guinea national team.