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Pogba agrees move back to English football (not Paul, his brother)

Sorry Premier League clubs, the younger Pogba is staying at Juventus for now.

Italy Soccer Serie A France and Juve star Paul Pogba. Source: AP/Press Association Images

PAUL POGBA IS arguably the most sought-after player in the world right now.

The 21-year-old midfielder has lit up Serie A since joining current champions Juventus from Manchester United two years ago and, having starred at the 2014 World Cup for France, has already got 22 senior international caps to his name.

Europe’s richest clubs — Real Madrid, Chelsea, Man City and Paris Saint-Germain — are all believed to be ready to pay huge money to secure Pogba’s services and his agent Mino Raiola has admitted he could leave the Old Lady of Turin this summer.

Paul isn’t the only one in the family to have carved out a career in football, however. Older brother Mathias (24), spent four years in English football with Wrexham and Crewe Alexandra before leaving for Serie B club Pescara last summer.

League One outfit Crawley Town today announced that the forward has joined on-loan until the end of the season.

Pogba Crawley Town Spitting image: Mathias Pogba. Source: Twitter/Crawley Town

“I have been looking for a striker to give us some more options and I’m delighted to have got Mathias to the club,” said manager Dean Saunders. “He can play anywhere across the front or out wide so he gives us options.”

Mathias is a Guinean international, while his twin brother Florentin, who plies his trade at St Etienne, represented them at this month’s African Cup of Nations.

Equatorial Guinea African Cup Soccer Florentin heads the ball clear and (right) Yaya Toure on international duty at the African Cup of Nations. Source: AP/Press Association Images

They’re a talented bunch.

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