PAUL POGBA'S brother Florentin has joined Ligue 2 side Sochaux on a free transfer after being released by Atlanta United.
The 29-year-old Guinea international has penned a three-year deal with the French outfit.
The centre-back was left a free agent following his release from MLS champions Atlanta after they decided against extending his contract for the 2020 season.
Sochaux announced on their website on Monday that the defender will formerly join the club next week having passed a medical.
Pogba – who has earned 21 caps for the Guinea national team – won the US Open Cup and the Campeones Cup during his time with Atlanta.
The move to Ligue 2 marks his return to French football after leaving St Etienne two years ago, where he faced off with bro Paul in a clash with Manchester United in a Europa League tie in 2017.
He has also featured for French side Sedan and Turkish outfit Genclerbirligi.
The defender had been linked with a move to England when he was spotted training with Charlton's U23 side at the end of January.
South London Press journalist Richard Cawley tweeted: "Florentin Pogba – the brother of Manchester United's Paul Pogba – is training with Charlton U23s."
Sochaux finished 14th in the second tier of French footie after both Ligue 1 and 2 were scrapped due to the coronavirus crisis.
With 23,103 confirmed deaths from 142,842 cases of Covid-19, France has been one of the worst-affected regions by the pandemic.
At the end of April, the country's prime minister Edouard Philippe announced that all sporting events will be cancelled until September.
Paul Pogba was spotted in his homeland last December dancing enthusiastically at Florentin's wedding.
The Pogba brothers all enjoyed a knees up, and Paul was his usual fluid self and showed little sign of discomfort on the ankle injury that has kept him out for months.
The wantaway midfielder could be on the verge of a move to Juventus after the Italians reportedly offered Old Trafford Adrien Rabiot to sweeten the deal.
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