By: Sandipan Ghosh Image credit: X
French World Cup-winning midfielder Paul Pogba's tough time isn't going away soon anyway. His Italian Serie A club, Juventus, has decided to take strict action against him after the doping scandal.
On September 11, Juventus provisionally suspended Pogba due to failing a dope test. After their Serie A season opener against the hosts Udinese on August 20, the benched player Pogba was tested.
Pogba reportedly admitted to the club that he had taken some nutritional supplements containing testosterone. However, Pogba didn't know about the presence of testosterone in the supplements.
Currently, the player and the club are both waiting for the backup B sample result. The 30-year-old Pogba is in danger of facing a possible four-year ban for the anti-doping offense.
While Pogba has a contract worth nearly $716K per month with Juventus, the Italian giants have reportedly stopped paying him.
Pogba was one of the world's highest-paid athletes in the 2021 Forbes report. However, his present gross monthly salary has been reported as only $2,236.
Pogba left Manchester United in 2022 summer to return to Juventus. However, due to multiple injury issues, including knee surgery, he only played around 160 minutes in the 2022/23 season.
In the 2023–24 season, Pogba appeared in two games as a substitute. Although his present contract can run until 2026, his latest offense can force the club to terminate the contract.
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