5 things you might not know about most expensive footballer, Paul Pogba’s family
Having completed a world-record £89m transfer to Manchester United in a five-year deal, Paul Pogba( young Paul pictured left) has become the most expensive footballer, dislodging Gareth Bale, who in 2013 moved from Tottenham to Real Madrid in a £85.3m deal.
Pogba’s move from Juventus to Man U is definitely one of the hallmark moments of his football career.
Going back in history, the 23-year-old was introduced to the game by his father, Antoine, who separated from his mother, Yeo Moriba, when he was 2-year-old, and was always taking him and his older siblings, Mathias and Florentin, out to play football, and to watch local club, Paris St Germain, and Marseille.
Paul Pogba’s parents are from Guinea in West Africa, and Mathias and Florentin, who are twins played for the country’s national side.
The most expensive footballer, and his twins brothers were raised by their mother alone, and are Muslims just as she is. She raised the three boys alone in one of France’s toughest council estate, Renardiere housing estate in
Roissy-en-Brie where gangs, street violence are prevalent.
Paul Pogba adores his mother, Yeo, who despite that they are Muslims encourages him to live like ‘an ordinary young man’, listen to rap music, wear trendy clothes and jewellery, and takes out glamorous girlfriends.
He calls her ‘Supermum’.
‘Happy Mother’s Day to my Mamso, who God blesses. I had the luck to be your son, and I’m proud that you’re my mother, the son’s mother,’ Paul Pogba posted on his social media on the occasion of the last Mother’s Day celebration on May 14.
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