Pogba signs for Partick Thistle

Mathias Pogba, the brother of Juventus star Paul, has signed for Partick Thistle on a one-year deal.

The 24-year-old, a Guinea international, will have the option to extend his contract by a further year as manager Alan Archibald looks to bolster his options up front.

Pogba was at Crawley Town for the last six months of last season after leaving Italian side Pescara and scored two goals in 14 games for the English League One outfit.

He told Thistle’s website: “It’s great to finally sign for Partick Thistle and I am glad to be a player here.

“I have played the last six months with Crawley Town but since then I have been looking for a new club.

“It has been a long summer but I have been patient and I liked the offer from Partick Thistle so that is why I came here.”

Pogba was born in Guinea but grew up in France before joining Spanish side Celta Vigo’s youth team. A spell with French fourth division side Quimper soon followed in 2010 and then he joined National Conference side Wrexham after a successful trial.

Pogba scored 15 goals during his stint with the Welshmen before signing with Crewe Alexandra where he met Jags midfielder Addul Osman.

He added: “Personally I don’t really like talking about myself or setting targets but I will give 100 per cent and try to score as many goals as I can because that is my job.

“My strength is in holding the ball up and being strong in the attack so that is what I will aim to bring to Thistle this season.”

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