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Paul Pogba

Position: Central midfield
Date of Birth: 15th March 1993
Place of Birth: Lagny-sur-Marne, France
Height: 6ft 2in (1.88m) approx
Squad Number: N/A
International: France U17 (10 caps, 2 goals)
Joined Club: 6th October 2009
Previous Clubs: Le Havre
Contract: Professional





One Response to “Paul Pogba”

  1. […] Paul Pogba, the young United player, is an exciting midfielder who possesses all the qualitites needed to become a top player. In his short time at the club he has impressed many with his power, passing ability and eye for goal. The tall Frenchman, signed from Le Havre, joined the United Academy in October 2009 in a widely publicized move from French club. United were accused of poaching the midfielder by the Le Havre President, similar to the Kakuta allegations at Chelsea, after they offered his parents £85k each for the transfer, with a £4k a week contract on his 17th birthday. United strongly denied the accusations, saying they acted properly, just as they have done before when attracting the likes of Pique, Macheda and Van Velzen from their respective academies (Barcelona, Lazio & Ajax). The situation has now been resolved, after the threats of a FIFA investigation, with a confidential agreement between the clubs that will presumably involve Le Havre receiving a large fee upon his first team debut. […]

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