First there was John Barnes, now there is Paul Pogba.
The Juventus star has hinted at a possible career as a rapper after doing an impression of British rapper Stormzy.
The pair met up in Germany at Adidas’ headquarters this week and we can only hope that a single is in the works.
SUBMIT AN ARTICLE
Apply to become a GMS writer by signing up and submitting a 250-word test article: http://gms.to/haveyoursay5
Article continues below
Pogba hasn’t failed to hide his love of rap music. His ‘Dab’ celebration was made famous by a number of American hip-hop stars.
The former Manchester United midfielder will have learned some of the nuances of the English language during his three-year spell at Old Trafford, and that is reflected in his worthy impression of Stormzy. Watch the video, brought to our attention by Complex UK, below.
Article continues below
This isn’t the first time Stormzy has linked up with a sports star. He featured heavily in the promotion for boxing sensation Anthony Joshua’s fight against Dillian Whyte in December, even performing the IBF heavyweight champion’s introduction music.
We couldn’t be gladder that he hooked up with the Juventus man and fully expect a collaborative album to be released later this year.
Europe's hottest star
Pogba would have rather spent the week preparing for a Champions League game but the Old Lady were knocked out in the last-16 to Bayern Munich, leaving Juventus with just the Serie A to focus on.
Massimiliano Allegri’s side are on course to win the Scudetto for a sixth-straight season - they lead Roma by six points with six games remaining - and the Italian boss has Pogba largely to thank.
The 23-year-old has improved his reputation as one of football's brightest talents this campaign and it surely won’t be long before he makes a big-money move to Spain or England.
Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester City have been heavily linked and all three could afford Juventus’ asking fee, even if it reaches into Gareth Bale-territory.
However, Pogba has admitted that a club’s manager could have a serious impact on his next club and City will have the finest in Europe from next season.
Pep Guardiola will replace Manuel Pellegrini this summer, and the France international has immense respect for the former Barcelona boss.
“I am a Juventus player now, but for sure when there is a coach like him [Guardiola] he will coach you and you will become better,” Pogba was quoted by Sky Sports as saying.
“Guardiola is a coach with a lot of experience. He has a philosophy which is very important and he has a big impact on the team.
“People respect him. When you see him you want to play and progress. He is an icon of football and I've heard he manages to improve every player he has at his disposal.”
That won’t please Stormzy, a Manchester United fan. No doubt he’s doing all he can to convince Pogba to return to Old Trafford.