Sep 12, 2023, 6:40 pm ET in Serie A
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Juventus’ Star Midfielder Paul Pogba Tests Positive for Testosterone

Juventus’ star midfielder, Paul Pogba, has tested positive for testosterone, as confirmed by Italy’s anti-doping agency on Monday. This revelation has sent shockwaves through the football world.

The test was conducted after Juventus’ clash with Udinese on August 20th. It’s worth noting that Pogba did not take the field during the Serie A match; however, he was present on the Juventus bench.

Immediate Suspension

Nado Italia, the anti-doping agency, has taken swift action, provisionally suspending Pogba with immediate effect. The severity of the situation cannot be overstated. Depending on the outcome of a trial and further testing of a backup “B” sample, Pogba could face a suspension of up to four years, which could have a profound impact on his career and Juventus’ future.

This latest development compounds a series of challenges for Paul Pogba, who has been struggling with injuries since his return to Juventus from Manchester United over a year ago. Notably, he missed France’s journey to the World Cup final last year due to a knee injury, making this another unfortunate setback in his career.

Extortion Allegations Involving the Midfielder

Adding to the turmoil, an ongoing police investigation in France is examining allegations of extortion involving Pogba, including accusations against his older brother, Mathias, who has denied it all. This off-field distraction only adds to the uncertainty surrounding the talented midfielder.

As for Juventus, this is yet another blow following a Serie A season marred by inquiries into false accounting and irregular salary payment reporting. These legal matters led to UEFA removing the Turin club from European competition for the current Serie A 2023 season.

As of now, neither Pogba nor Juventus have issued a statement regarding this development. The football world will be closely watching as this story unfolds.

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