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Guinea’s Florentin Pogba on trial at Spanish club Elche

Florentin Pogba

Guinea international defender Florentin Pogba is on a week-long trial at Elche in the hope of securing a contract with the Spanish second division club.

Florentin, the older brother of Manchester United star Paul Pogba, has been without a club since leaving relegated Turkish Super Lig outfit Genclerbirligi in June.

Hoping to force his way into the Syli National squad for this year’s Africa Cup of Nations, the 28-year-old is keen to sign for Elche, currently 17th in the Spanish second tier.

The club confirmed Pogba will be under the club’s watch in his quest to earn a contract.

Florentin, born in the Guinean capital Conakry prior to his parents’ move to France, started his career with French side Sedan before switching to St Etienne in 2012.

He was a former France youth international before swapping allegiance to Guinea and made his competitive debut for his West African nation against Mozambique in 2013.

His twin brother Mathias is also a Guinea international.

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