Seria A club Juventus’ manager Massimiliano Allegri has finally broken his silence on the Paul Pogba situation. There were no official comments from the manager since his midfielder failed a drug test. However, the media have got a statement from him now.
Massimiliano Allegri said – “I feel sad for Paul Pogba” (about the failed doping test). “But we must wait as there is an ongoing investigation about that”. Earlier the player failed his first doping test. Since the failed drug test, the 30-year-old had been in the news. According to the reports, Juventus has stopped paying his wages as of now. Concerns have definitely surrounded his future career at Juventus.
Juventus manager Allegri: “I feel sad for Paul Pogba [about doping story] but we need to wait as there’s an investigation ongoing about that”. ⚪️⚫️🇫🇷 pic.twitter.com/nEObW3l7Aw
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Also, there were rumors of Juventus looking for a replacement for the midfielder in case his contract at the club is terminated on a permanent basis due to doping measures. Premier League club Arsenal’s midfielder Thomas Partey is stated to be the player marked by the Seria A club as the replacement for their France International.
The France-born player joined Juventus in July 2022, after his exit from Manchester United. His current contract at the club is supposed to end in June 2026. So far in a hundred and ninety matches for the club, the midfielder has registered forty-one assists and boasts an impressive thirty-four goals tally for the club.
The 30-year-old had earlier played for the Premier League giants Manchester United. His stint with the club was a long one, lasting for about six years and a total of two-hundred and thirty-three matches. He had ninety-goal contributions (including goals and assists) during his tenure with the club. At the international level, the player made his France debut in March 2013, having played ninety-one games for his country till now.
What’s the role of nutritional supplements in Paul Pogba’s positive drug test?
Earlier the French international stated that he took some nutritional supplements. The player is of the opinion that those supplements might have aided in his testing positive on the drug test. The 30-year-old inflicted that, he was unaware of the reality that the nutritional supplements contained testosterone. The element that could have taken his doping results in the positive category.
It has been suggested by the reports that the Juventus player didn’t want to break any doping rules. Reports further suggest that he regrets his mistake in not telling the club’s hierarchy about the supplements. However, it remains to be seen, what further road this turn of events would take. As of now, there’s still a second backup investigation ongoing. If found guilty the player could serve a provisional four to five-year ban in his career.