The world of football has been shocked by the news of Paul Pogba’s positive test for testosterone. The precautionary suspension imposed by the Italian National Anti-Doping Court has left all fans and followers of the sport shocked and worried about the future of the talented French midfielder.
While awaiting the results of the second test to confirm or rule out the positive, Pogba’s agent, Rafaela Pimenta, has issued a statement expressing tranquility: “We are going to wait for the second test and, until then, we cannot say anything more. There is one thing for sure: Paul Pogba never wanted to break the rules.” These words reflect the confidence of the player’s environment in his innocence.
However, if the positive test is confirmed, Pogba will face a tough battle to prove that he did not consume the substance voluntarily. If he fails to do so, he could face a ban of up to four years, a devastating blow to his career which has already been stagnant in recent years.
Its termination could be multimillion-dollar
Pogba’s club, Juventus, has also issued a statement announcing that it will “assess the next procedural steps.” Uncertainty reigns in the Italian media, while the Bianconero team’s medical team claims to have always complied with the regulations. Juventus could take drastic measures, such as suspending the player’s salary or even terminating his contract, which would be a bitter end to his second stage at the club and would have a very high cost for the Italian team given that they would have to pay him a whopping eight millions of euros.