Italian prosecutors are reportedly seeking a four-year ban for Paul Pogba from football, alleging that he failed a drugs test.


Italian prosecutors are reportedly advocating for a four-year suspension for former Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba due to his alleged failure of a drugs test earlier this year.

Pogba, currently playing for Serie A powerhouse Juventus after concluding his six-year tenure with United last summer, is under provisional suspension following a positive test for the banned substance DHEA after his team’s victory against Udinese on August 20. The results of Pogba’s B-sample also confirmed the presence of the substance, known for naturally boosting testosterone production. Now, Pogba awaits the final decision on the impending sanction.

According to Juventus correspondent Romeo Agresti, prosecutors are pushing for the mandatory four-year ban dictated by world anti-doping regulations. If granted, this ban would keep Pogba sidelined until the age of 34, potentially impacting the continuation of his football career.

Despite his second stint with Juventus, the World Cup winner has been limited to just 12 appearances due to injuries during the previous season. Prosecutors in Pogba’s case seem intent on ensuring a severe penalty.

Pogba is anticipated to face a final hearing in early 2024, where he might explore the possibility of agreeing to a reduced sentence as part of a plea bargain.

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