Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has tested positive for testosterone again following analysis of his B sample, having initially failed a drug test last month.
The Juventus midfielder tested positive after Juventus’ first game of the season against Udinese on August 20, a game in which he did not play.
Pogba will learn his fate if Juventus will terminate his contract after Juventus previous statement stating that, “Juventus Football Club announces that today, September 11, 2023.
The footballer Paul Labile Pogba received a precautionary suspension order from the National Anti-Doping Tribunal following the results of tests carried out on August 20, 2023. The club reserves the right to consider the next procedural steps,”The statement read.
The Frenchman was subsequently suspended by Italy’s national anti-doping tribunal on an initial precautionary basis and given three days to request his B sample, which has now produced the same result according to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano.
The maximum suspension for doping cases is four years – an initial two-year ban, which can be doubled if it is proven that the substance was taken deliberately.
The Frenchman has only played 12 times for Juventus in the last two seasons following his return to Turin from Manchester United, the midfielder has struggling with injuries and fitness, off the field problems have also plagued Pogba in recent years.