SNUBBED: Mathias Pogba. Photo: LEE SMITH/ REUTERS

France midfielder Paul Pogba's older brother Mathias has failed in a bid to to be taken on by third-division German side Uerdingen, it was reported on Wednesday.

Centre forward Mathias Pogba, who last played for Sparta Rotterdam in the Dutch league, was given a trial by Uerdingen this week but the club has rejected him.

"For a number nine, Mathias has a good body and is tall but he has too many kilos around his hips," Uerdingen coach Stefan Kraemer was quoted as saying by Bild daily.

"Mathias could not have helped the team. He has already left."

While Paul Pogba is now a World Cup winner with France and about to start a new season with Manchester United in the Premier League, 27-year-old Mathias is out of contract after a year in Rotterdam.

The Guinea international had previous spells at Wrexham, Crewe Alexandra, Pescara, Crawley Town and Partick Thistle.